About the Area
Mount Pisgah is located on the crest of the Pisgah Ridge south of Asheville, NC. Steeped in history, this mountain is readily visible from the city in a view known as Mount Pisgah and the Rat. From this direction, the mountain – combined with nearby Little Pisgah mountain in profile – looks like it has a large rat crawling up its eastern side.
Mount Pisgah is one of the more accessible recreation areas along this section of the Parkway, and features excellent hiking trails, a picnic area and campground, and the Pisgah Inn and Restaurant (open April – October). Be sure to visit Mount Pisgah if you’re in the Asheville area after checking out our 4K videos of the mountain below!
Mount Pisgah is located at milepost 480 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s about 16 miles south of NC 191 in Asheville. It can also be reached by going North on the Parkway from the US 276 crossing at milepost 412.2, coming up either from Waynesville or Brevard. It’s a scenic drive no matter which way and a highly worthy destination!