ALBERT MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: USFS 67
HIKE ENDS: USFS 67
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.6 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate
TRAILS USED: Appalachian, USFS 67 Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

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Nantahala National Forest
Wayah Ranger District
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-6441

HIGHLIGHTS: Albert Mountain at 5,250 feet is one of the last remaining fire towers along the Appalachian Trail. It is still active during dry weather, and the views from the base of the mountain are excellent. The Blue Ridge is seen to the east and the Little Tennessee River Valley is below the summit. Big Spring Shelter is located a short distance from the mountain and it has numerous tent sites and a spring.

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