Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina. If you're looking for cool mountains, fiery sunsets, and warm friendly people, you've discovered a rare mountain gem. Franklin is best known for its gem mines, its quilts & crafts, its history & heritage, and for the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Wayehutta ATV Trail System
Nantahala Ranger District, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin NC 28734 | Phone: 828-524-6441
Wayehutta is a 28-mile loop using old logging roads and rail beds. The trails are in the Roy Taylor Forest near Cullowhee, about a half-hour from downtown Bryson City. Elevation ranges from 2,500 to 4,500 feet. Check website for fees, restrictions and regulations.
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