Download an audio tour guide of Asheville’s Urban Trail

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It has never been easier to take a tour of downtown Asheville’s Urban Trail, thanks to a free audio guide made available through the City of Asheville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

The tour is designed for streaming on your mobile device, and walks participants through the 1.7-mile, 2-hour trail that highlights Asheville’s history, architecture, public art and local personalities. Though the Urban Trail has seen guided tours in the past, it was intended to be a self-guided, so people walking the trail can stop in shops and restaurants or other attractions and resume the tour on their own, a feature enhanced by the audio tour.

To further enhance the experience of the Urban Trail, a version is in the works that is geared towards children, as well as a tour that can be accessed by cell phone and an online slideshow tour with audio so people outside of Asheville can see the rich history its downtown holds.

Click here to access the audio tour, as well as both the Urban Trail downloadable map and interactive map.