Special Places

Nolichucky Gorge

The Nolichucky River is a beloved paddling destination with class IV whitewater, and its headwaters are found in Pisgah. The steep, rugged gorge through which it passes protects an abundance of rare species and old-growth forest. The Nolichucky has been recommended for National Wild and Scenic River designation, and the Appalachian Trail runs through the Tennessee portion of the Nolichucky Gorge area.

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Popular activities in the Nolichucky Gorge

paddling

Paddling

hiking

Hiking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

equestrian

Equestrian

rare species

Rare Species

old growth

Old-Growth

climbing

Climbing

fishing

Fishing

scenic views

Scenic Views