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Rich Mountain Wilderness

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Rich Mountain Wilderness

Rich Mountain Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Rich Mountain Wilderness entrance
Map showing the location of Rich Mountain Wilderness
Map showing the location of Rich Mountain Wilderness
Location USA
Nearest city Ellijay, GA
Coordinates
Area 9,476 acres (3,835 ha)
Established 1986 (1986)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Rich Mountain Wilderness is a United States. It was designated in 1986 and currently consists of 9,476 acres (38.35 km2) of the 13,276 acres (54 km2) that makes up the Rich Mountains. The Wilderness is managed by the United States Forest Service and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

The highest Rich Mountain. The land that forms the Wilderness is characterized by the same sort of deep, black porter's loam found in the Cohutta Mountains. The Wilderness is home to several threatened or endangered species.

External links

  • Wilderness.net entry for the Rich Mountain Wilderness
  • Map of Rich Mountain Wilderness
  • Sherpa Guide for Rich Mountain Wilderness
  • Rich Mountain Wilderness on Backpacker.com
  • Rich Mountain Wilderness
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