The Best Hikes near Asheville

Chasing Adventure at Clingmans Dome
Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State ParkRutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock is a great little hike, if you like to hike straight up. But the views of Lake Lure and the gorge are worth it. (And if you had a good...Upper Falls, Transylvania County, North CarolinaUpper FallsTransylvania County, North CarolinaThe upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, falling 411 feet! It's about 60 miles from downtown Asheville and part of...Kincora Hiking Hostel, Carter County, TennesseeKincora Hiking HostelCarter County, TennesseeA warm place on a rainy day. Bob Peoples has operated the Kincora Hiking Hostel as a service to backpackers for several years now. Inside there is...Bates Creek, North CarolinaBates CreekNorth CarolinaMingo Falls located are over 120 feet high and are rated one of the most impressive falls in Western North Carolina. The climb is steep with...Unaka Mountain, Mitchell County, North CarolinaUnaka MountainMitchell County, North CarolinaThe day we reached Unaka mountain it had stormed the night before but the clouds had now risen high into the sky, it turned out we were going to...Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Clingmans Dome, Swain County, North CarolinaClingmans DomeSwain County, North CarolinaA short but steep walk takes you from the parking lot up to a beautiful lookout called Clingmans Dome. The highest point along the Appalachian...Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Transylvania County, North CarolinaPisgah Forest, North CarolinaTransylvania County, North CarolinaBathing in the lightLaurel Falls Trailhead, Sevier County, TennesseeLaurel Falls TrailheadSevier County, TennesseeLaurel Falls inside Smoky Mountain National Park is an 80ft multi-level waterfall. There is a 1.3 mile paved trail that leads to and crosses over...Icewater Spring Shelter, Sevier County, TennesseeIcewater Spring ShelterSevier County, Tennessee8.1 mile hike to Charlies Bunion! Hard hike but worth every step!Three top moutain, Watauga County, North CarolinaThree top moutainWatauga County, North CarolinaSummit one of "three top" with my best friend. Challenging hike but the smokies were beautiful this dayPearsons Falls, Polk County, North CarolinaPearsons FallsPolk County, North CarolinaPierson's Falls is a beautiful little water fall that is nestled in the cozy countryside of western North Carolina. It is about a quarter mile hike...Hump Mountain, Avery County, North CarolinaHump MountainAvery County, North CarolinaOn my last day hiking the AT in Tennessee the weather cleared and hump mountain stood waiting. It provided the best views from the trail I have...Charlies Bunion, Swain County, North CarolinaCharlies BunionSwain County, North CarolinaA 4 mile #hike from the Newfound Gap parking lot takes you to this beautiful spot along the #AppalachianTrail. Tip: This is a highly photographed...Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Macon County, North CarolinaCliffside Lake Recreation AreaMacon County, North CarolinaHighlands, NC is one of my favourite east coast places to escape to when it's hot in the summer. There are so many wonderful, lush hikes, and the...Clingman's Dome- The Great Smoky Mtns, Gatlinburg, TennesseeClingman's Dome- The Great Smoky MtnsGatlinburg, TennesseeClingman's dome is one of my favourite places to hike in the smokies. At its peak, the mountain is 6,643 feet above sea level. Not very high if you...Table Rock, Pickens County, South CarolinaTable RockPickens County, South CarolinaThe top of the mountain, after a 3 mile hike you find a breathtaking view!Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, TennesseeLaurel Run ParkHawkins County, TennesseeThe fall at Laurel Run in Church Hill, Tennessee. No rain has forced this beautiful fall to be almost a trickle! I believe it is still beautiful!...Rough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...
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