The Albert Mountain Fire Tower is on the Appalachial Trail. The elevation is 5,280 feet and the panoramic views are spectacular. Standing on the rock ledge at the fence, looking straight ahead is Otto, NC, a community south of Franklin, NC. To the north (left), is Franklin, NC and to the south (right) is Georgia. If you stay on the white blazed AT, in about half a mile you will reach Big Springs Shelter.