It’s not often that exploring an abandoned fire tower in North Carolina doesn’t mean hiking over the hills and through valleys in order to arrive at your destination. And while you CAN hike a 5.3-mile trail to the Rich Mountain Fire Tower you don’t have to. If you have a high-clearance vehicle, then you can drive right up to the base of the tower and start exploring!

The Rich Mountain Fire Tower is accessible 24 hours a day and open to the public. You can learn more about the hike from our friends over at All Trails. Or, simply take your high-clearance vehicle right up to the base of this abandoned fire tower in North Carolina and start checking it out!

And if you love hiking to abandoned fire towers, then consider taking one of the toughest hikes in the state to the Yellow Mountain Fire Tower!

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