Join a friendly naturalist for a moderate 2.5-mile hike, identifying beautiful wildflowers and iconic Appalachian trees. This is a tour along the MOST SCENIC trail near Asheville! Amazing waterfalls guaranteed. Leashed dogs welcome.
Tour time: Custom tour times, depending on hiking preference. Recommended departure by 8:45 am and return around 1:30 to 3:30 pm depending on hiking length and lunch. We recommend including a picnic lunch on tours, to spend a little extra time enjoying the outdoors. However, we can easily accommodate an 8:45 to 1:30 pm tour (much like our Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Tour).
Pick-up location: Pick-up at your hotel or B&B near downtown Asheville, or a nearby convenient meeting place
Difficulty: Custom tour, from no hiking to a longer summit hike or Appalachian Trail hike
Recommended clothing: Dress in layers for this tour and wear boots or sturdy tennis shoes
What’s provided: Hiking poles, water, organic picnic lunch and a poncho in case of light rain
Family discount: 1 child (14 and under) goes FREE for every 2 adults! For families with 2 adults and 2 kids, please book your tour for a group of 3.
Group size: Our 12 passenger van accommodates up to 9 adults (and 1 to 2 guides) comfortably, though we are able to accommodate additional guests with advanced noticed. Large groups often provide their own transportation (please call for details).
Tips: Never required but always appreciated!
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Call for Large Group Rates or Guided Hop-On Van/Bus Tours
Prefer a customized, all-inclusive experience that provides transportation and private guides? This is the perfect tour for you! Private Tours can range from very easy hikes to more difficult summit hikes, as well as Appalachian Trail hiking tours, multi-stop Waterfall Tours and Blue Ridge Parkway tours. Our guides share with you fascinating stories on the ecology and history of the Appalachians while you sit back and enjoy the scenery, hassle-free. Our optional organic picnic lunch (included in online prices) offers vegetarian options, as well as vegan or gluten free alternatives at your request.
Please call us to let us know how you wish to design your private excursion. We strive to make your tour the highlight of your trip to Asheville! Also, after booking, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have about the tour, but please note that YOUR GUIDE WILL TEXT YOU the day before the tour to confirm meeting times and locations and answer any additional questions you may have.
For these tours, we recommend dressing in layers since temperatures vary with elevation and from morning to afternoon.