• All hiking levels

Private Hiking Tours

Explore the mountains near Asheville your way! These custom waterfall or elk tours offer great views and information about ecology and history.

Quick Details

Pick-up location: We pick you up at your place of stay near Asheville, or arrange a convenient meeting place

Difficulty: Customized tour, from no hiking to a 6.5-mile summit 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

Departure times: Around 9:00 a.m. for hiking and waterfall tours; afternoon/evening for elk tours

Customize your Asheville Hiking Tour

Planning on hiking Western NC on your next trip or vacation? Curious about the history and ecology of the southern Appalachian mountains but prefer a customized, all-inclusive experience that provides transportation, snacks, and drinks (and an optional organic picnic lunch)? This is the perfect tour for you! We customize your tour so that you can hike to the summit of a mountain and then visit a waterfall, or drive to scenic places and not hike at all!

Want to add something special to your tour, such as craft shopping in a small mountain town outside of Asheville? Or maybe you’re looking for an easy excursion that doesn’t require much hiking, or a private tour of our Smoky Mountain elk? Call us and let us know! We strive to make your private 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.