The Mountains and Forests

Highlands Pass encompasses approximately 500 acres of forested land and saddles the mountain range between two pristine valleys, one to the south and one to the north. The first is Hickory Knoll Valley, and the second is Nickajack Valley. Most of our homesites are blessed with far vistas overlooking the mountains and valleys. Our highest point is Ammons Knob, which sits at approximately 3,900 feet in elevation.

There is nothing as entrancing as the Southern Appalachians. From the highest elevations to the deepest valleys, from rushing rivers to pristine lakes, from varied shades of unique flowers to the changing brilliance of Fall colors; the views will take your breath away. The Blue Ridge Mountains, Fishhawk Mountains, and Rabun Bald are just a few of the majestic peaks in this area.

Highlands Pass is surrounded on three sides by the Nantahala National Forest. The Nantahala National Forest is the largest in North Carolina with over a half million acres.

Nantahala is the Indian word meaning "land of the noonday sun," which is an apt description as the peaks, ridges and higher elevations are washed with brilliant sun throughout the day.


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