We’re addicted, and we admit it: we can’t get enough of Western NC’s epic sunrise and sunset views. There’s no better way to greet a new day than with a chilly early morning hike to catch the first rays of light. And watching the sun slowly sink behind the horizon from a lofty summit perch is one of the absolute best, most relaxing ways to end the day

Be sure to pack hiking essentials (check out our hiking gear list for our trail-tested favorites) like water, extra layers, and a flashlight or headlamp to help navigate the trail in low pre-dawn and pre-dusk light.

Our favorite sunrise and sunset hikes near Asheville, NC

Our top 10 favorite trails explore some of the most beautiful mountain summits near Asheville and make the perfect spot to catch a colorful celestial show.

There’s just something magical about Asheville sunsets and sunrises. Hike our ten favorite trails to catch a colorful display from some of our favorite mountain summits in Western NC. #hiking #trailrunning #camping #backpacking #asheville #nc #northcarolina #travel #outdoors #adventure