Polk County High Point Trip Report

Tryon Peak

Date: July 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

There is a road to the summit and the radio towers, but currently it is gated about a mile from the summit and posted with "No Trespassing" and "No Parking" signs.

The following is excerpted from North Carolina Afield, a publication of the North Carolina Chapter of the Nature Conservancy: "The North Carolina Chapter recently purchased 1,668 acres of Tryon Peak . . . and will transfer this land to the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an addition to the Green River Game Land . . . . As part of the Green River Game Land, Tryon Peak will be open to the public for hiking and hunting."

With all the development of communications towers, primary and vacation homes, etc., on high points, this is a refreshing instance where legal access for the public will apparently be improved. Just be careful if you do this one during hunting season.