15 BEST HIKES NEAR ASHEVILLE NC

15 BEST HIKES NEAR ASHEVILLE NC

The hiking in Asheville! It’s home to some of the best trails in the Eastern part of the United States. Several of the hikes on our list are located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and some are further outside of the city. Lots of locals will refer to trailhead parking lots being located at a certain mile marker off the Parkway so we’ve included them in here as well when applicable.

We’ve also shared distances (round-trip) and difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) so that you can make an informed decision before you head out on an adventure! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and remember to Leave No Trace!

Ah, the hiking in Asheville! It’s home to some of the best trails in the Eastern part of the United States. Several of the hikes on our list are located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and some are further outside of the city. Lots of locals will refer to trailhead parking lots being located at a certain mile marker off the Parkway so we’ve included them in here as well when applicable.

We’ve also shared distances (round-trip) and difficulty (easy, moderate, strenuous) so that you can make an informed decision before you head out on an adventure! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and remember to Leave No Trace!

15 BEST HIKES NEAR ASHEVILLE NC

1. Mount Pisgah

Drive from Asheville: 35 miles / 51 minutes away
Distance: 3 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Strenuous
Trailhead Coordinates: 35.42105, -82.74984

This is one of the most popular hikes in the area. The trailhead is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile 407.6 and has a fairly large parking lot to accommodate the weekend crowds. The trail is rocky in sections and though it’s only a mile and a half up to the summit (5,721 feet), some sections are strenuous. There is a large tower at the top but the view is still incredible.

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