This ~1100 acre upper watershed cove includes ~1 mile of native trout stream along Dark Ridge Creek. Waterfalls and cascades abound at the confluence of the creek and tributaries as it flows down 800ft in elevation through the pristine forest. Elevations span from 3000 to 5500 ft allowing for short-, mid- and long-range mountain views. The tract has 6+ miles of wide roads including bridges in excellent condition and an extensive trail system. Two gated entrances open onto neighboring Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4000+ acre conservation community with world class amenities. ~180 acres downstream are also available for purchase (purple and yellow on attached map). The entrance is a 5 min drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs uphill on the ridgeline from the propertys eastern boundary. Located 15 min. from the picturesque downtowns of Waynesville and Sylva and 45 min. from Asheville, the land is remote enough to escape the city but close enough for a day trip. Certain restrictions come with a conservation easement on the property. Contact broker for details. All showings must be accompanied by listing broker.