Hiking trails near Asheville: our favorite hikes in western North Carolina

From tumbling waterfalls to towering mountains, hike Asheville’s most popular trails throughout western North Carolina. From waterfall hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway to towering summits at Linville Gorge, and from grassy mountaintops on the Appalachian Trail to the ultra-scenic, waterfall-packed DuPont State Forest, these great hikes near Asheville top lists of favorites.