Kid-Friendly Hikes

Kid-Friendly Hikes

Lake Lure with text "day trip itinerary: bearwallow and lake lure"

Day Trip Excursion Itinerary: Bearwallow and Lake Lure

A fun day trip excursion from Asheville to Lake Lure, NC. Hike up Bearwallow Mountain, splash in the lake and grab a beer from Whistle Hop!

Cover to guide to Bearwallow Mountain trail post

Bearwallow Mountain Trail – A Family-Fun Hike with a View

An overview of a great kid-friendly hike about 40 minutes from downtown Asheville. Bearwallow is a favorite of Asheville locals and visitors alike.

Water rapid at NC Arboretum with text "Fun Family Hike on the Carolina Mountain Trail"

Family Fun on the NC Arboretum’s Carolina Mountain Trail

If you are looking for a short trail in Asheville that immerses you in the woods and takes you to a secluded babbling creek, the Carolina Mountain Trail is the perfect hike for you.

Bridge over Davidson River with text Art Loeb to Estatoe Trail Mini Hike

Family-friendly hike along the Davidson River

We keep having gorgeous, sunny 70 degree days. And we tell ourselves each time that it is most definitely the last warm day of the year. And therefore we should most definitely do something fun outdoors.

View from Lake Powhatan Trail of mountains with text "Kid-Friendly Hike Around Lake Powhatan"

Guide to the Lake Powhatan Loop Hike (2022)

A guide to one of our favorite hikes near Asheville with kids. The loop around Lake Powhatan is a relatively easy and short hike, clocking in at just a 1.6 miles.

View from Black Balsam Knob with text "Black Balsam Knob: moderate hike with awesome views"

Black Balsam Knob: A moderate hike with excellent views

A quick guide to one of our favorite hikes on the Parkway! This 1.5 mile out and back trail to the top of Black Balsam Knob leads to an unobstructed 360-degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Moore Cove Falls waterfall with text "Kid-Friendly hike near Brevard, NC Pisgah National Forest"

Moore Cove Falls: guide to a kid-friendly hike (2022)

Moore Cove Falls is a 1.2 mile out and back trail in Pisgah National Forest with a waterfall. This guide shares our experience hiking the trail with our young kids.