Wesser Bald Tower

Knoxville, Tennessee

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The 360-degree view from Wesser Bald is a Carolina Appalachian Trail (A.T.) highlight. Though Wesser Bald is bald no more, an observation tower keeps the views coming. This reconfigured lookout was formerly a ranger-manned fire tower.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

The 360-degree view from Wesser Bald is a Carolina Appalachian Trail (A.T.) highlight. Though Wesser Bald is bald no more, an observation tower keeps the views coming. This reconfigured lookout was formerly a ranger-manned fire tower.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Knoxville
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 3,870 feet
Top Elevation: 4,606 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 Wesser
Driving Directions: Directions to Wesser Bald Tower

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