Northern Nantahala Traverse

Nantahala, North Carolina

Northern Nantahala Traverse

Northern Nantahala Traverse Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike takes you over Wayah and Wesser Balds, where spectacular views are afforded from old fire tower platforms. From these two lookouts, you can see many major peaks of the Great Smokies, other peaks south into the Nantahalas of North Carolina, and some of the mountains of Georgia. There is also a tremendous view from Jump-Up on the long descent into the Nantahala Gorge.

The hike can be cut short by 4 miles by driving the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) road to the top of Wayah Bald at the start of the hike. You will forgo the long, slow climb up from Wayah Gap but may also miss a profusion of flame azaleas, rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and other seasonal wildflowers in mid-to late June."

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Trail Information

Nantahala
Nearby City
21.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Views, Wildflowers
Features

Activity Feed

Dec 2018