Our guests rave about this shorter, scenery-rich excursion! Enjoy a beautiful 2.5-mile trail in our National Forest which takes you to Asheville’s most stunning waterfall. Leashed dogs welcome.
Tour time: Pick-up in Asheville around 9:00 am, return to Asheville around 3:00 pm. Customized tour times, depending on hiking preference.
Pick-up location: Pick-up at your hotel or B&B near downtown Asheville, or a nearby convenient meeting place
Difficulty: Customized tour, from no hiking to a 6.5-mile summit hike, or 8-mile 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
Elk Tour option: Private Elk Tours (about 4.5 hrs long) depart in the afternoon/evening and include water and organic snacks.
Tips: Never required but always appreciated!
Hike the Appalachian Trail, Tour the Blue Ridge Parkway, see the 5-Star Waterfalls or visit the Elk! Design your own adventure.
Prefer a customized, all-inclusive experience that provides transportation, lunch and a private guide? 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, Smoky Mountain Elk 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 organic picnic lunch includes 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!
For these tours, we recommend dressing in layers since temperatures vary with elevation and from morning to afternoon.