One of Asheville’s favorite hikes, with something for everyone Waterfalls, rhododendron, fall color, summer blueberry picking and high-elevation meadows and forests: there’s a reason just about everyone who hikes near Asheville has been … read more
Waterfalls in the North Carolina mountains are beautiful and impressive natural features, and they're a great reward at the end of a hike. Plan a waterfall adventure along one of these favorite local hiking trails.
There are many fantastic waterfalls near Asheville, N.C. and throughout the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Favorite waterfalls appear alongside hiking trails, and several roadside cascades—such as Looking Glass Falls—can even be seen from the car! In nearby Pisgah National Forest, the popular Sliding Rock welcomes visitors to take a refreshing slide down the 60-foot rock face.
Catawba Falls is relatively close to downtown Asheville (just 25 miles away) and offers stunning beauty thanks to a series of cascades that, together, are 100 feet tall. The U.S. Forest Service recently has made the easy-to-moderate trail even more … read more
Walk behind a magical waterfall on this family-friendly hike This enchanting trail in Pisgah National Forest is an ideal introduction to hiking for families with younger kids. An easy .7 mile trail with wooden bridges, steps and boardwalks ends in a … read more
A hidden-gem waterfall hike in a lush forest The Horsepasture River thunders down a 125-foot drop spraying up a mist that creates rainbows that sparkle in the sunlight. This magical sight can be seen at Rainbow Falls in Gorges State Park , one of the … read more
Hollywood-worthy waterfalls make for family fun and great picnics Fans of The Hunger Games and Last of the Mohicans were introduced to Bridal Veil Falls in Dupont State Forest on the silver screen. Hikers can easily take in the view, too, with this … read more