Explore Asheville - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Asheville Map
VIEW FULL MAP

My happy place!

hiking
8 days ago

One of the first amazing spots I went the first time I visited North Carolina. Now I live within hiking distance of all the falls in Dupont State Forest. Awesome trails for all ages and amazing waterfalls. The only downside is it does get very busy during the summer.

Easy, short hike to pretty waterfalls. Low effort, high yield. Large parking lot right at the trail head. Way too crowded on a weekend though, I passed seriously no less than a hundred people coming and going. Very muddy as well because of recent rains. If you’re coming to Asheville from the east this would be a great pit stop (a couple miles off I-40) but I otherwise wouldn’t go out of my way to hike it again.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice easy walk through the woods. Trails were in good condition and well marked. It was wet and a little sloppy in places. My 9 year old had no problems and I managed carrying a 3 year old in a pack.

hiking
11 days ago

Lightly traveled earlier in the day.

Easy hike but long distance for me as a beginner but fun day with Becky

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail for families and fairly easy for older hikers. I’m 59 and had no problems. I even traversed down to the river for a photo opportunity.

One of my favorite hikes of all time, hands down!

We did Triple Falls, High Falls and Hooker Falls in that order. 3.5 miles.

Short hike, pretty easy, I got to the top in about 20-30 minutes. View at the top is awesome and it’s about a 270 degree view. There are a lot of different spots at the top to sit down and enjoy the view

The views were breathtaking! Short, somewhat muddy walk up to the summit. Once there, it’s the most incredible 360 views of the smoky mountains! It’s right off the interstate, and the ride up the mountain was just as fun and gorgeous.

Great to go at sunset.

Beautiful hike along the river with countless smaller falls. Lots to explore. Very wet so the hiking poles were a big help, but the water made the fall extra amazing! Don’t miss this one!

the view from atop was beautiful. The hike up was fairly short. I did enjoy a nice open view of the sunset.

Great trail for about 7-70 years of age - if in good shape. a few steep hills. but always wide trails.

hiking
21 days ago

Great for your guests. Amazing view.

Great trail for beginners! just get there early as this trail gets crowded.

My 5, 8, and 10 year old enjoyed the hike. Super easy and 360 degree views!

Short hike with a relaxing pace and gentle switch backs. Beautiful woods. Nice clearing at the top with spectacular view perfect for a picnic or a morning coffee.

Absolutely beautiful at the top. Do it. You won’t be disappointed.

walking
26 days ago

Great trail, and fairly easy with just a few steep parts. There are a lot of stairs but you can still see the waterfalls without going down the stairs, it’s just not quite as nice of a view.

When we were there we got to see kayakers take part of the triple falls, it was so cool!

Only reason it lost a star is the trail is not very well marked. Forks (and even 3 direction splits) weren’t always marked, the signs that were there often didn’t include distances, and there were very few signs along the trails. It is a short trail but it’s always safer when it’s well marked!

Hiked this trail on Wednesday. The weather wasn’t the best, visibility was very poor from the summit and I just loved it! The sound of my boots on the trail, the echo of birds calling, the rain beating against my pack, and a dog barking in the distance set the scene for my peaceful trek to the summit via the AT. It was very muddy and I stumbled a time or two and actually fell once due to the slippery trail. My trekking poles were a tremendous help on this day.

walking
28 days ago

Beautiful trail for a leisurely stroll! I’ve been on this trail numerous times and I am always in awe of the scenery.!

Gorgeous fall! Powerful and no hike required! We did venture down the rocks to get a few more photos - it is super slippery!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall. Lots of rocks and roots along the path and a little crowded but it was a weekend! Overall very nice hike!

Breath taking views from the top! Slippery when wet, gets real muddy in the rain. Wear appropriate shoes.

Super easy trail with an amazing water fall. Avoid this trail on the weekends as it can be extremely crowded. Quick hike with a rewarding view.

hiking
1 month ago

Worth the hike. Easy trail and beautiful views. The way in is an upward climb and seemed more moderate to me because I was carrying my toddler in a pack all the way up, so I’m sure it’s much easier than it felt

Load More