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This private tour starts in Highlands and guests learn fun facts about Highlands then your back road adventure takes you to amazing vistas of surrounding mountains and local waterfalls in the Nantahala Temperate Rainforest.
A Unique Mining Experience in Nantahala National Rainforest
Bring the whole family for this kid-friendly gem mine tour in Nantahala Rainforest! We start in Highlands, NC with an open air tour via Gold Mine Road and California Mountain to Jackson Hole Gem Mine.
On the way, learn about the Nantahala National Forest. There are easy short walks (with some steep sections) to see several waterfalls and spectacular views along the way.
Our open-air adventure vehicles will whisk you along the scenic Cullasaja Gorge National Park back to Highlands, NC.
Hiking/athletic shoes, comfortable clothes, pack a light rain jacket.
Customer dogs allowed, or you can ask for our dog Aussie to join your adventure.
Max cap. of our adventure vehicles is 20 guests. If your groups is larger than 12 we will use two or more trucks.