Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah Forest

4.7
#4 of 10 in Parks in Pisgah Forest
Historic Site · Wildlife Area
Cradle of Forestry in America

National Forest Historic Site

Spanning over 100 years of forest conservation history, the Cradle of Forestry offers a snap shot of life at America’s first school of Forestry along the Biltmore Campus Trail. You can also take a picturesque walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive, or take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall.

Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America – the Cradle of Forestry
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  • This was really an enjoyable part of my day!! I stumbled upon this while driving through Pisgah national Forest and I ended up staying for close to three hours. There are three hiking trails and I...  more »
  • This was a great experience, for our grandchildren, even though it rained. Much was closed, due to Covid-19 but the trails were well kept and the staff were very helpful. My 13 yr old grandson loved....  more »
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