Silers Bald

Blairsville, Georgia

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This hike visits one of the most distinctive mountaintop meadows in the Southern Appalachians. Known as balds, these fields of unknown origins present incredible vistas of the encircling Carolina highlands. The climb to the high point is steady but moderate—and worth it for enjoying the spectacular vistas in the yon.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike visits one of the most distinctive mountaintop meadows in the Southern Appalachians. Known as balds, these fields of unknown origins present incredible vistas of the encircling Carolina highlands. The climb to the high point is steady but moderate—and worth it for enjoying the spectacular vistas in the yon.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 3.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,155 feet
Top Elevation: 5,210 feet
Local Contacts: Nantahala National Forest, Nantahala Ranger District: 828-524-6441, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #785 Nantahala and Cullasaja Gorges; Appalachian Trail Conservancy Nantahala National Forest; USGS Wayah Bald
Driving Directions: Directions to Silers Bald

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