The Pisgah National Forest has mile-high peaks, flowing waterfalls, and densely wooded slopes. The Pisgah National Forest, which spans over 500,000 acres, is predominantly a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls, and hundreds of miles of trails. The first parcel of property bought under the Weeks Act of 1911, which resulted in the establishment of national forests in the eastern United States, is located in this national forest. It also has the first forestry school in the United States, which is now conserved at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site, and two of the first designated wilderness areas in the east. The Pisgah, Grandfather, and Appalachian Ranger Districts are located along the eastern border of the mountains of western North Carolina and provide tourists with several options for outdoor activity and enjoyment of the mountains' natural splendor.