Wesser Fire Tower

Wesser Fire Tower or Wesser Bald is a summit located in Macon County, North Carolina near the community of Wesser, just outside of the Nantahala Gorge. A wooden fire tower at the summit provides hikers with amazing 360 degree views of the mountains of western North Carolina. Accessed by hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) from the Nantahala Outdoor Center, driving to Tellico gap, or a third route called the blue trail, which starts at the end of Wesser Creek Road and follows Wesser Creek up to a point just south of the summit to an intersection with the Appalachian Trail. The summit is located at about 4500 feet and is within the Nantahala National Forest. The views from the fire tower are beautiful and the hike in from Tellico gap is only 1.7 miles if you take the AT or 1 mile if you hike up the Forest Service Access Road.