Go Deeper Into The Backcountry
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps
National Geographic's Trail Illustrated map of Natahala and Cullasaja Gorges offers unparalleled detail for outdoor enthusiasts exploring the eastern half of Natahala National Forest. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and others, this map includes valuable trail and safety information as well as activity guides to help you select the most suitable location to explore according to your needs and interests. The maps also includes trail charts, broken down by district, listing each trail's mileage and designated use. Trails on the map are also color coded according designated use.
Special detail is given to the Batram, Appalachian, Foothills and Mountains-to-Sea Trails, which are all highlighted on the map. The map base includes contour lines and elevations. Among the recreation features clearly marked on the map are river and whitewater access points, swimming areas, waterfalls, fishing areas, overlooks, lookout towers, and campgrounds. Scenic byways are also clearly marked, for those who which to explore the area by car.
Other features found on this map include: Chattahoochee National Forest, Cold Mountain, Cowee Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains, Middle Prong Wilderness, Nantahala Mountains, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Rabun Bald, Sassafras Mountain, Shining Rock Wilderness, Southern Nantahala Wilderness, Sumter National Forest, Waynesville.