Best Hikes In Asheville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell Trail

The Mount Mitchell Trail is your ticket to the breathtaking mountaintop views and a newfound appreciation for the East Coast's highest peak.

Craggy Gardens Trail

A moderate hike, Craggy Gardens Trail is a 1.9-mile loop trail that is perfect for hikers of all skill levels.The trail winds through a beautiful, high-elevation forest.

Looking Glass Rock Trail

The Looking Glass Rock Trail is a challenging (but incredibly rewarding!) 6.5-mile hiking trail located in the Pisgah National Forest.

Black Balsam Knob Trail

The Black Balsam hike, a moderate 1.5-mile trek to the top, is a local and visitor favorite for outdoor enthusiasts that takes you to the top of the Balsam nature trail.

Max Patch Trail

Located in the scenic Western North Carolina region, Max Patch Trail offers views of the Appalachian Mountains and is easily one of the most popular hikes near Asheville.

Rattlesnake Lodge Trail

If you're a history buff, this hike is the perfect option that just so happens to be right down the street (figuratively) from Asheville.

Catawba Falls Trail

The Catawba Falls Trail, just a quick drive east of Asheville, is a moderate 2.5-mile hike that takes you to the base of the beautiful Catawba Falls.

Graybeard Trail

The trail is a scenic and rewarding escape into the mountains spanning approximately 4.5 miles of lush forest, rocky terrain, and stunning vistas.

Mount Pisgah Trail

Tucked away right on the outskirts of the town of Canton, Mount Pisgah Trail is one of the more challenging yet rewarding hikes you can find near Asheville.

Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Trail

As a roughly 1.5-mile out-and-back trail, Fryingpan is a fairly easy hike that can be tackled by hikers of all skills levels.

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