Run a scenic double loop at Carrier Park and French Broad River Park, following a paved greenway trail along the scenic shores of the French Broad River. It’s one of our all-time favorite places to run in Asheville.
Climb to Mount Le Conte’s stunning landscapes and summit views, following the Alum Cave Trail and Boulevard Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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.
Tent: check. Backpack: check. Wondering what else to pack? Our backpacking list features our favorite, trail-tested gear for multi-day hiking adventures near Asheville and beyond.
Our hiking gear list includes our favorite backpacks, wayfinding, first aid and safety gear, and our favorite, trail-tested gear to make the most out of our trail adventures near Asheville.
Hike to the summit of Shortoff Mountain, scoring gorgeous views of nearby Lake James and carving across the view-packed southern rim of Linville Gorge.
Hike the Whitewater Falls Trail near Cashiers, NC to the stunning, tumbling cascades of a towering waterfall on this short, easy, family-friendly trail.
Hike the Looking Glass Rock Trail to an iconic, domed mountaintop near Brevard, NC, catching incredible, lofty views from the steep-sided summit.