Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest
1956 Rendezvous Mtn. Rd.
Purlear, NC 28665
(336) 667-5072
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About the Forest

At Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees; or they can listen to the trees tell a story.

The Talking Tree Trail features "talking trees," each with a recorded message about itself, its site, and the forest history. Other trails include the Forest Demonstration Trail which explains forestry practices, and the Amadahy (from a Cherokee word for "forest water") Falls Trail runs four miles along beautiful Purlear Creek.

Several mountains can be seen from the forest, including Grandfather, Table Rock and Hawksbill. Close to the start of the trail, a natural amphitheater is available for special sessions or groups.

March 18
November 20

Please call the office for hours of operation
(336) 667-5072
Forest Features
  • Outdoor Education Workshops
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Covered ampitheater (may be reserved for special events)
  • Fire Tower
  • Beautiful mountain views
  • Ranger-Conducted Classes
  • Trails
    • Logging History Demonstration Trail
    • "Talking Tree" Trail
    • Forest Demonstration Trail
    • Amadehy Waterfalls Trail
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