National & State Parks Near Asheville, N.C.

Asheville is the perfect base from which to explore some of the best state and national park lands in the eastern U.S. From the grand wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains to the winding wonder of the Blue Ridge Parkway, adventure is never far away.

Take a day hike or bike ride on one of many popular trails, discover rushing waterfalls or marvel at the native wildlife of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take in the view from atop Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River, or have a picnic surrounded by 360 degrees of mountain beauty.

Check out our insiders' guides to each of the state and national parks near Asheville, North Carolina.

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