Western North Carolina’s outdoor beauty is abundant, from the deep, waterfall-filled base of Linville Gorge and the tumbling waterfalls at DuPont State Forest, to view-packed, grassy, wildflower-covered mountain balds on the Appalachian Trail and angular, craggy peaks off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Use this this tool to help find a perfect trail run, outdoor adventure or hike near Asheville. Or, use our Asheville Trail Map Search to find a great outdoor adventure near you.
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Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.
Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.