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Top Hikes near Asheville

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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.

Yellow Mountain Trail in NC Cashiers and Highlands, NC

Hike the Yellow Mountain Trail to a view-packed summit, following a twelve-mile roundtrip journey on one of the most difficult trails in Western NC. This tough adventure rolls over mountaintops, explores lush valleys filled with gnarly-branched mountain laurel, and visits a historic fire lookout tower, scoring a great workout along the way.

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