Go Deeper Into The Backcountry
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps
Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the western parts of Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests will find National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers a complete guide to the area. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the National Park Service and others, the map covers with unmatched detail the two forests from their western boundaries to the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Key points of interests featured on the map include Sampson Mountains Wilderness, Paint Creek Corridor and Bald Mountains.
Displayed on the map are activity guides listing recreation features, to help you select the best location according to your area of interest. Additionally, trail guides, listing trails with their mileage, difficulty level and designated use, will help you select the best route for exploration. Trails on the map are color-coded according to the designated usage, whether you wish to explore foot, horseback, bike, or motorized vehicle. The Appalachian Trail that snakes through the area is highlighted. The detailed map topography includes contour lines, elevations and water features. Some of the many recreation features shown are campgrounds and backcountry shelters, wildlife and wildflower viewing areas, scenic overlooks and lookout towers, fishing areas, shooting ranges, river access points and swimming areas. Also included are safety tips, including bear safety, share the trail rules and essential contact information.
Other features found on this map include: Bald Mountains, Cherokee National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains, Greeneville, Nolichucky River, Old Black, Pisgah National Forest, Tusculum College, Walnut Mountains.