Asheville, North Carolina offers more to do in one town than you can find the time to do, even if you are just on the hunt for hiking spots. Asheville is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, which means that you can head out of town in any direction and find a hiking trail worth exploring.
To help you find the best hiking spots in Asheville, North Carolina on your next trip, check out any of these top hikes.
Mount Pisgah Trail
Everyone in town knows Mount Pisgah Trail, and everyone coming to town hears about it soon after arriving. The trail itself is considered moderate to difficult, because of the steep sections of the climb, but it is definitely doable for new hikers. Mount Pisgah is often the first choice for tourists and locals to climb because it is so visible from town, and because of its claim to fame as the Mountain owned by the Vanderbilts, who built and owned the nearby Biltmore Estate.
Graveyard Fields Trail
This spectacular trail is known best for the waterfalls, boardwalks, and wild berries that grow along the trail. At just over three miles, this hike is an easy way to spend an afternoon. The best part is, it is secluded enough to leave you feeling like you’ve escaped it all without having to drive too far from Asheville to get to the trailhead.
Mountains to Sea Trail
The mountains to sea trail is especially scenic, which is why it was the favorite of the previous owner who used it as a retreat before it became public land. A dense forest trail to a rocky mountain top is what sets this trail apart because it opens up to one of the best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Catawba Falls Trail
The Catawba Falls Trail follows the Catawba Falls River just east of Asheville. The falls are the highlight of the hike, as they are unlike most of the other falls in the area and cascade down a series of hundreds of rocky outcrops. The trail is an easier climb than many of the other waterfall trails in the area.