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Guided Waterfall Hike (Sundays through Thursdays)

Discover stunning scenery with an expert naturalist as your guide. Leashed dogs welcome.

Quick Details

Tour time: Meet your guide at 9:00 am, tour ends around 11:00 am

Meeting location: Meet at McDonald’s, 548 Bat Cave Rd., Old Fort, NC, 28762 (25 mins east of Asheville)

Difficulty: Moderate 2.5-mile hike with steady incline

Required footwear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots

Recommended clothing: Dress in layers, including an extra layer for the morning

What’s provided: Hiking poles, water, snacks and a poncho in case of light rain

Tips: Never required but always appreciated!

Visit a 150-ft Asheville Waterfall

We start your tour with an overview of local Asheville ecology and history, using 3-D maps and photos to orient you in the mountains. Listen as your guide tells the story behind some intriguing ruins that date to a period when small mountain towns were impacting early Asheville.

As we walk through an enchanted “rich cove” forest, we help you identify the native flora and discuss ways in which plants were popularly used in earlier times through today. At the end of the tour, we can recommend restaurants in the quaint mountain town of Black Mountain.

Want to bring along a beloved family pet? Leashed dogs are welcome on this tour!

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about your hiking tour, but please note that we will also contact you the day before the tour to confirm meeting times and locations and answer any additional questions you may have.

Please note that in the event a tour is canceled due to heavy rain our guides will contact you directly.