- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Plans are being developed for a number of improvements in the trails in the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.

Pisgah District Range Dave Casey and the U.S. Forest Service have told the Asheville Citizen-Times there are plans to overhaul some of the forest’s most-loved and heavily damaged trails.

The plans call for building some new trials and creating loop connectors on some existing trails. Some trails would be closed or restricted.


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There are also plans to enlarge a parking lot at the Daniel Ridge Trailhead.

The projects are designed to increase the sustainability of recreation and improve water quality in the area.



The plan will be discussed at a public meeting April 10.

Nearly five million people visited the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests each year.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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