Published: November 30, 2012 Updated: 11/30/12 7:11 AM

Legends of Doe Mountain Trails

It is rumored that there is a cave or even several caves on the 8,600 acres.  In fact, the ridge opposite of Chimney Rock, is named Cave Ridge.

Some say that mysterious and spooky lights can be seen rolling down Doe Mountain (Doe Mountain Lights or Doe Mountain Fireballs).

There is also a rumor of large sand dunes located somewhere in the Doe Mountain Trails area.

There are also reports of old family cemeteries located within the Doe Mountain range.

Along the trails, if you look closely, you can see the scars from manganese surface mining. In fact, there are several of these central manganese mining sites located in the Doe Mountain area.  Some of these abandoned mines may hold intact subterranean passages.

Reportedly, the name Doe Mountain, derives from a visit by Daniel Boone whence he shot and ate a Doe while hiking through the mountain.