Buck Bald

Total Miles


713.45 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Gravel road to a beautiful bald that overlooks the mountains of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Part of the Cherokee National Forests. To the north, you will see the Nantahala and Yellow Creek mountains of North Carolina. To the south, you will be looking at the North Georgia mountains of blue ridge and Ellijay. Also, below you, there is the Little Frog Wilderness Area and the Hiwassee River where it cuts through the mountains. Beautiful place to have a picnic and relax with outstanding views of the Cherokee Forest.


Two lane gravel road


This was an old fire tower. You can still see the C15 on the ground made out of concrete that's how the planes knew where they were.

Technical Rating


Access Description

Traveling north on Hwy 68 sign on your right hand side you will turn left. After the A frame house.