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Asheville Hiking Tours

Discover the hidden gems of Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville Hiking Tours

Discover the hidden gems of Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville Hiking Tours

Discover the hidden gems of Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Ranked #1 Outdoor Activity in Asheville on TripAdvisor!

Find out why our Guides are the Best in the Industry!

Why Book With Asheville Hiking Tours?

Let the locals guide you to our favorite “secret spots” along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in our National Forests. Home to 250+ waterfalls and miles of hiking trails, our protected forests are an incredible retreat from the city. Our tours provide a unique blend of storytelling, sightseeing and nature discovery! We visit historical sights and stunning waterfalls, and even enjoy wild food foraging on all of our tours. Our aim to provide a soul-nurturing experience in the outdoors is the reason why our guests return to experience these mountains with us, again and again!

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TripAdvisor ranks Asheville Hiking Tours among the Top Tour Companies in Asheville!

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Wonderful time!

My husband and I reserved a tour of Catawba falls in Asheville. Our guide Randy was very knowledgeable, energetic, and attentive to our small group. Randy shared interesting facts about the local plant life that was very educational and fun. He made sure we were well looked after and ready to extend a support arm while traversing uneven terrain. The falls were breathtaking and Randy was quick to offer taking a picture of us with the beautiful backdrop. I highly recommend this tour.

– Tiffany B., TripAdvisor
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Fantastic Tour Experience

Take the Waterfall Tour! We saw several waterfalls we never would have found on our own. The guide, who was also the owner, was informative about all sorts of history, topography, weather, plants and animals and was charming. She accommodated the varying physical abilities of the people on our tour with grace and kindness. I'd rate it "medium" in terms of physical requirements. Thanks for a great time!

– ChaztownFan., TripAdvisor
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2-hr Amazing Waterfall Tour

What a wonderful tour with Randy to Catawba Falls! He was that perfect combination of friendly and professional. And he was extremely knowledgeable about the area. Beautiful scenery along the way made for a relaxing and enjoyable excursion. This tour was the perfect length, and far exceeded our expectations. I heartily recommend Asheville Hiking Tours. We'll be sure to look you up again the next time we're in the area for another outdoor adventure.

– msjenn, TripAdvisor
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Randy was great

We were picked up at our apartment and then got the other participants. We spent 4 hours learning about the mountains and hiking to 3 different waterfall s. It was a great way to see and learn about the area in a way we never could have done on our own. Randy was a great guide. He loves his work and Asheville and it shows!

– jenawilliams, TripAdvisor
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Pleasant and Enjoyable Hike

This made Asheville hiking easy! If you don't want to spend too much time planning and mapping out a route, this is the way to go. We met Randy at and easy to find location and everything else was taken care of. He was informative, but no overly talkative to take away from the scenery.

– Katie L., TripAdvisor
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Excellent Experience!

This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide Amanda was great! She was knowledgeable of the plants found along the trail and gave us useful information about how they can be used. She also made sure that we moved at a comfortable pace, which was very reassuring for my mom, and gave us lots of fun facts and stories about the area we were exploring. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore waterfalls in Asheville with a knowledgeable guide.

– Crystal B., TripAdvisor
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Simply Amazing

The 4.5 tour with Jennifer was in a word: spectacular. We saw a multitude of views, saw impressive waterfalls, and learned a bit about how the area developed millions of years ago. Jennifer was friendly, took great care of the group, and focused on ensuring we had a successful tour. I would highly recommend Jennifer’s company to anyone who spends time in Asheville.

– Lesle A., TripAdvisor
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Wonderful experience

I highly recommend this tour! We had a great time and our guide Chris was fantastic. Our group had people of varying skill levels and he did a great job accommodating everyone. The waterfall was beautiful. We also enjoyed how knowledgeable Chris was about the area. He pointed out so many interesting things and really added value to our hike.

– Allie P., TripAdvisor
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Beautiful, Relaxing, and Informative Tour

My husband and I attended the Guided waterfall hike and we had Randy as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusting. This was our first hike and first trip to NC. The beauty was astounding and the hike was comfortable. When, not if, we go back we will definitely do this hike again, and sign up for the other tours the company offers. We trust this company and their services.

– H J, TripAdvisor
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A ten

Four of us did a private hike with Paul. He was better than the google machine. There was not a plant, or bird, or rock formation that we passed that he did not fully explain. Not only did he explain the natural world but he also was well versed in the history of the region. His stories made the mountains and their inhabitants come to life. I can’t recommend this company and this guide enough. And I can’t wait to return for more hikes with Paul.

– Z5548RLindham, TripAdvisor
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Excellent adventure!

We did the Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Pkwy tour, chose a picture perfect day after nearly a week of rain- which made the falls spectacular! Our guide Chris was masterfully skilled in identifying birds and botanicals we would have missed on our own. The 3 venues - Looking Glass, High Falls and Triple Falls - were lush with foliage and a deluge of rushing water after the rain. After a short drive up the BRP, we stopped in the Pisgah Forest at several overlooks with colorful long range views. So much we would have missed without Chris’ commentary and expertise, he made this trip 100 times better than expected! Can’t recommend AHT enough!

– Eileen A., TripAdvisor
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Anniversary Hike

My husband and I travelled from Atlanta to Asheville in celebration of our 21st wedding anniversary. Initially I was a little hesitant...meeting a strange person, early in the morning, to hike in a mountain that I am unfamiliar addition to thinking that if something did happen the chances of me having cell phone service would be slim to none. All of those apprehensions instantly disappeared upon meeting our tour guide Chris. He was warm, nice, eager to answer any questions; just a great friendly disposition that would put most people to ease. The hike was fun as we stopped to listen to Chris talk about the history of the trail and to point out the various plants, berries and animal tracks. This was the highlight of our anniversary celebration and when I am back in Asheville, we plan on booking the longer 5-hour Blue Ridge Parkway tour. Don't hesitate to book you will not regret it! The sound of the waterfall is still singing in my ears!

– Haleofaride, TripAdvisor
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Great Tour! Great Guide!

We are very happy with our guided tour! Our guide was fantastic! Paul was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We learned much about the local plants, animals, and geology. We highly recommend one of these tours if you are interested in great views with some interesting background info. Thank you for a great Saturday morning in the Blue Ridge.

– Max S., TripAdvisor
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We chose this tour since we only had 2 days in Asheville. Chris made it so enjoyable, made sure we got the best views and have us great recommendations for after the tour! I highly recommend this tour for a nice morning adventure!

– Sandra, TripAdvisor
Awesome experience, Great Tour Guide

Mike was great! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about guiding us through our hike! The sceneries were beautiful! Definitely recommend anyone traveling through Asheville to consider one of these hiking tours. Mike was a great tour guide! Will definitely bring other family members to experience this tour.

– Raquel M., TripAdvisor
A Magical forest bath!

A guided forest hike is a must do! Asheville Hiking Tours ensures that you get the best out of the experience. Friendly and communicative. About our guide, Paul - the magical, mystical forest man that naps by his favorite waterfall, lives for the birds and the Hemlocks, and shares his amazing knowledge with kindness and humility. When someone is THAT inspired by their occupation, it’s their sole purpose. You question your own thoughts, motivations and inspirations. You also think about your own impact on the planet and what you can do differently in your own way. Inspired!

– Roaming_Omar, TripAdvisor
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EXCELLENT Waterfall Hike!

We signed up for the Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Tour but due to cloud coverage we were only able to hike to the waterfalls which was the perfect way to spend an overcast day. Our guide Mary-Kait was excellent! She had incredible energy and spoke expertly about everything without missing a beat. She even helped us taste some of the local plants on the trails and we all survived! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend booking a tour through Asheville Hiking Tours -- and ask for MK if you can!

– -Nancy K., TripAdvisor

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