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About Asheville Hiking Tours
Let the local experts 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, the stunning scenery does not disappoint. Our tours provide a unique blend of storytelling, sightseeing and nature discovery! We visit historical sights and 150-foot 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! If you have a half day to spend with us, we recommend the Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Tour so you can capture multiple highlights of western North Carolina, including the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, historic sites and “secret” hidden waterfalls. For those who have just a few hours to spend with us, we recommend the Guided 2-Hour Waterfall Hike. Private Tours, fully customizable, are also available and offer a range of hikes!
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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

Discover the vibrant fall colors of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls. With someone else to navigate the winding country roads, you can enjoy the fall colors from the moment the tour begins. Plus, this intimate, small-group tour has a maximum of six guests, making it easy to get to know your guide and learn more about the region.
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4 hours 45 minutes
from $99.00

Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!

Our tours have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News! Join are expert guides, all experienced naturalists, as we discover the stunning waterfalls and mountain views which make Asheville famous! On our tours, we share stories from history and even do some plant foraging, so you can eat along the trail!

Note that guests often return to Asheville by way of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, so our tours is a loop, and there is no need to backtrack! (Only during winter conditions with ice and snow will the Parkway be closed and we may have to return to our original starting place.)
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2 hours
from $59.00
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Dylan J wrote a review Sep 20
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Beautiful hike with a very knowledgeable guide. Very fun experience for beginner hikers like myself and my wife. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brandon H wrote a review Sep 14
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I cannot say enough about how awesome my experience was with this group of people. They were extremely friendly, polite and thoughtful of our wants and needs at all times. If you don't want to read any further, I think you're making the right decision if you choose them! Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of very interesting facts about local animals, plants and history of the Pisgah National Forest. He kept our little one engaged and excited to explore. It was amazing. I had actually contacted Asheville Hiking Tours in advance about plans to propose on our tour and the worked with me from day one with suggestions and helped me plan out and orchestrate that special moment and captured it with photos! We were also very blessed to have a second guide in training, Kat, who was also extremely fun and came in clutch, spotting some salamanders that our daughter was so excited to discover in the wild. The waterfalls were beautiful, mountains were breathtaking and I felt the personal touch and effort that went into tailoring our tour to our specific desires and capabilities! It truly was above any of my expectations, look forward to planning another trip with them in the future.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Irene A wrote a review Sep 14
United States2 contributions
I dont normally leave reviews but this was so amazing that I had to. My tour guide Randy was seriously the best, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made sure I was comfortable with anything that was going on. I had a blast and those hours flew by. The views are unreal and the hike is very easy. If you're in Asheville you cant miss this. Thank you so much for an amazing time and learning experience!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Beth D wrote a review Sep 10
New Iberia, Louisiana22 contributions7 helpful votes
Spent a wonderful morning with Paul exploring several falls and overviews. Paul was a great guide, full of information and love for the beautiful surroundings. What a great way to experience the falls in Pisgah Forest and the beautiful greenery in the area. Thanks for a great memory!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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michael w wrote a review Sep 10
Hendersonville, Tennessee2 contributions
Paul did a great job safely navigating us through the Pisgah Forest during a pandemic. He taught us about all kinds of trees, plants, animals, and historical facts about the area. We saw beautiful waterfalls and mountain views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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