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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway

22.5 miles: 0 hours, 38 minutes

This winding drive on a section of US 276 known as Forest Heritage Scenic Byway cuts through the thick canopy of Pisgah National Forest, the first national forest in the U.S. created from purchased land. The peaceful natural scenery is complemented by peeks of mountain streams and waterfalls including Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls.


Get comfortable with sharp curves along North Carolina's Forest Heritage Scenic Byway (US 276) as it snakes through forests that were once part of Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. Drive north for the best view of Looking Glass Falls, and plan a pit stop at one of the many picnic areas along the route. You’ll pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway at Wagon Road Gap.


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