Outdoor Adventures in Asheville

From hiking to cycling, fly fishing and tubing, there are countless outdoor adventures to be had in Asheville.

Blue Ridge Parkway Loop Itinerary

A Day On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Don't miss this customizable itinerary for an epic day on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

It includes ideas for places to stop for hikes and waterfalls on the way. You'll drive by so many great spots, including the NC Arboretum and a coffee + donut truck!

Blue Ridge Parkway Loop

Pisgah National Forest

Made up of over 500,000 acres, Pisgah National Forest is a family-friendly destination for hiking, waterfall viewing, fly fishing picnicking and more. There are several sections of the National Forest around Asheville.

Bridge at Moore Cove Falls

Moore Cove Falls

An easy 1.2-mile out-and-back hike that ends at a waterfall.
Guide to Moore Cove Falls
The Davidson River at Sycamore Flats

7 Things We Love About Sycamore Flats

Enjoy the river, explore and make sure to grab donuts nearby!
Sycamore Flats
Ferns growing in forest on Pink Beds Loop.

Pink Beds Loop

Easy 5.3 mile creek-side hike with a picnic area.
Pink Beds Loop
Rocks at the lower falls at Graveyard Fields trail

Graveyard Fields

Short loop trail with waterfall spurs, swimming hole and berries ripe for picking in late summer.
Graveyard Fields

Mount Mitchell

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mount Mitchell

Explore Mount Mitchell's diverse ecosystems, encounter rare wildlife, and marvel at the highest peak in the Eastern United States.

Guide To Mount Mitchell

Hikes With A View

Long range view of mountains on the Bearwallow Mountain hiking trail.
Easy To Moderate

Bearwallow Mountain

View from the top of the Craggy Pinnacle trail
Short + Steep

Craggy Pinnacle

Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway of Devil's Courthouse
Short + Steep

Devil's Courthouse

Hikes Only 15 Minutes From Downtown Asheville