Great Trails State

Celebrate Trails in Asheville

Home to hundreds of colorful and exciting trails that inspire wonder and awe, Asheville offers everything and more to the adventurous spirit. From hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, kayaking along the French Broad River, searching for native wildflowers on the Blue Ridge Parkway and biking through secluded backcountry trails, there’s no shortage of outdoor escapes in the Asheville area. 

Great Trails State celebrates the best of North Carolina and the values that make the outdoors special: inclusiveness, preservation and a daring willingness to capture the most of every day. 

Enjoy the splendor of Asheville. Adventure awaits. 

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Leave No Trace

As you venture out and explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, please travel responsibly and be mindful of your impact on the environment.

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Hiking

Hiking

Whether you’re a day-hiker or a thru-hiker, answer the call of the Blue Ridge Mountains along one of hundreds of favorite hiking trails close to Asheville, N.C.

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Biking

Biking

Asheville offers the ultimate experience on wheels for road and mountain bikers alike.

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NC's Great Trails

The Great Trails State Coalition celebrates North Carolina’s vast and diverse collection of trails and encourages all of us to recognize our role as champions of these special resources. We envision a future in which each of the state’s 100 counties experience the proven benefits of trails and advocate for their ongoing growth and development.

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Hey Alexa, open the Asheville Hike Finder App!

The Asheville Hike Finder is now available on all Alexa devices. Simply search “Asheville Hike Finder” in your Alexa app and enable for insider guidance as you select trails for views, waterfalls and skill level.

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