YELLOW MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: SR 1538 (Buck Creek Rd)
HIKE ENDS: SR 1538 (Buck Creek Rd)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 9.4 Miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Difficult
TRAILS USED: Yellow Mountain Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate to Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Yellow Mountain at 5,127 feet has excellent views in all directions and is the site of a decommissioned fire tower. The tower was reconstructed in 1990 and was recognized as a national historic lookout in 1992. The hike to the firetower is a difficult one with climbs up Goat Knob, Yellow and Cole Mountain to access the lookout. However, the spectacular views from both Yellow and Cole Mountain (via a short side trail) make this a worthwhile day or overnight destination.

North Carolina Hiking Trails Guidebook For This Area Nantahala Trail MapTrail Map For This Area

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