One Of The Toughest Hikes In North Carolina Leads To A Weathered Fire Tower High Atop Yellow Mountain

Imagine waking to one of the most beautiful mountaintop views in all of the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Covering a span of 531,148 acres of mountain peaks to low valley floors, the Nantahala is the largest of the four national forests in North Carolina. Exploring it on foot is like trekking through the wilderness in a story book. That being said, reaching the summit on which the Yellow Mountain Firetower sits is a totally enchanting experience.

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Have you braved the difficult hike found along the Nantahala Yellow Mountain Firetower Trail before? Let us know all about your experience! Learn more about the hike and the fire tower from hikers that have already made the trek and posted comments and photos over at, here.

Address: Trailhead for Yellow Mountain Trail, Highlands, NC 28741, USA