Special Places

Cheoah Bald

Home to 4,000 acres of old-growth forest and 10 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Cheoah Bald is the grandstand of the Appalachians. At 5,062 feet, Cheaoh offers sweeping views of the Smokies and Lake Fontana. The Appalachian Trail’s Sassafras Gap shelter is a popular spot for thru-hikers. The Bartram Trail also crosses Cheoah, and the Nantahala River runs through the spectacular Nantahala Gorge along its southeast border.

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Popular activites on Cheoah Bald

paddling

Paddling

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

equestrian

Equestrian

old growth

Old-Growth

climbing

Climbing

rare species

Rare Species

biking

Biking

fishing

Fishing

scenic views

Scenic Views