Montreat Wilderness

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Milepost: 353 | County: Buncombe | Acres: 2,463 | Hiking: Yes, for Montreal guests and conference attendees

This property adds 2,463 protected acres to a large network of conserved lands, including Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell State Park, the Asheville Watershed and the Big Tom Wilson Preserve. The property boasts over 15 miles of state-designated High Quality Waters. There are 25-30 miles of hiking trails within the wilderness area that provide ample opportunities for bird-watching, trout fishing, and educational activities for Montreal guests and conference attendees. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased the conservation easement on this remarkable property in 2004.