The Appalachian Trail crosses the top of Bluff Mountain and descends into Hot Springs. Thru-hikers refer to the Gardens of Bluff for its profusion of wildflowers. Trails intersect the A.T. from both directions providing opportunities for shorter hikes. The roadless mountain remains a haven for rare wildlife. Secluded coves on all sides of the mountain provide rich plant and wildlife habitat. The mountain features striking rock outcrops, clear pristine streams, and waterfalls. The “Don’t Cut Bluff ” campaign in the 1990s helped protect its biologically diverse forests and gave rise to the annual Bluff Mountain Music Festival.