A visit to Wayah Bald and the Fire Tower is well worth the journey. Wayah Bald provides a beautiful view of Franklin and the surrounding Western North Carolina Mountains. Take a short paved trail to the historic Wayah Bald Fire Tower. The tower offers a great view of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia, Tennessee and both North and South Carolinas. Picnic nearby or hike two long-distance trails, the Appalachian and Bartram Trails that cross the bald at the tower. The road to access Wayah Bald is seasonal, so be sure to check the Forest Service website before you go.