Hiking Trail Map & Guide
Natahala National Forest NC
Mile Hike To 5000+ Ft Albert Mtn
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Albert Mountain Hike
A long twisty drive on a forest service road, but a short
loop hike and you are up over 5,100 feet on Albert
west of Franklin NC. Enjoy great eastern views
from summit ledge or unobstructed 360 degree views from
the fire tower (the top was
locked in August 2007 when we visited, but the stairs were
For a challenging hike, park where the AT crosses the
gravel road just south of the summit ( P1 on Hiking Map
below, Approximate GPS
83º28'32.05"W ). This ascends
quickly to the summit in approximately 0.2 mile.
taking in the view, continue north along the AT and bear
left at 0.4 along blue blazed path. Path ends at
gravel parking lot, P2 on hiking map below. Walk along gravel road back to
starting point. For an easier hike, start at the
parking lot P2 and go up and down via the blue blaze trail.
Nearby Pickens Nose
Mountain offers a similar easy short hike with a great
view. Another nearby hike is Waslick
Poplar Tree. See hiking
for more details.
Other hikes in the Highlands NC area to the east
include Jones Knob,
and Rabun Bald.
Albert Mountain Ledge View toward East
AT near start
Hydrologic Laboratory Sign on Albert Mtn Summit
Albert Mtn Trail heading toward parking area
(approximate in miles)
- AT south of Albert Mtn.
( 35º03'00.83:N 83º28'32.05"W )
Turn on Blue Blaze Path
degree view from Albert Mtn Fire Tower in Nantahala National Forest, NC
Albert Mountain Hiking
Albert Mountain Hiking Map, Standing Indian
Area, Nantahala National Forest, NC - locations and scale are approximate