Blue Ridge Hiking Company believes that the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life. Our mission is to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable! We offer half and full day hikes near Asheville, as well as custom multi-day trips or backpacking expeditions on the Appalachian Trail. Our company can create the perfect outing for a backpacking novice or the group seeking a challenge - and any adventure in between. We have a Dupont permit, where we can bring much larger groups. We do not have a specific group size limit, and we have taken groups up to about 55 people in the past, however with large groups, we do request that groups provide their own transportation. We can also provide a variety of hikes and more customized hikes to groups who are willing to split into 10 person outings. All of our professional guides are trained in wilderness medicine and CPR.