Designated as a Wilderness Area in September of 1963, Shining Rock encompasses over 18,000 acres. This area has elevations varying from 3300 to over 6,000 feet, lies on the north slope of the Pisgah Ledge...[more]
Shining Rock Wilderness
Shining Rock WA, the older, more well-known, and popular of the Districts two, is north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and encompasses most of the districts land between US 276 on the east and NC 215 to the west (excluding the Graveyard Fields area, which is not within the wilderness).
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