Explore the most popular Dog Friendly trails in Pisgah National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I only hiked 2 miles. Mostly flat to small incline trail in the woods with a beautiful creek near the beginning.

Strenuous, but acceptable. great views

It certainly felt longer than 9.3 miles. Great trail, though. Wonderful scenery. Pack a lunch, as this will take 5 hours or more at a relaxed pace. The MST portion is more challenging than the old road, and the hike up Sam Knob, while not too difficult, requires some care. Poles were a big help.

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2 days ago

Very easy trail, especially with kids and a dog. The incline was a little rough for me because I am not used to it but take it easy. We enjoyed it and the refreshing water is nice to cool off in!

Amazing ending. Lots of roots and rocks, but not too tough of a trail.

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3 days ago

Highly recommend this trail. We went on a Thursday and still a good amount of people on the trail. I don’t think I would try it on a weekend. It was a pretty easy walk. Towards the end a little more tougher terrain for little one/pets. The view worth it!

This trail I will give five stars it is a challenge and if your looking for a flat solid trail this I sent it but if your willing to travers the rocky hillsides it will be very much worth the view it’s a beautiful waterfall it’s a challenge but I will recommend it just be ready to push thru I saw children and we took our dog so I just urge watching your step

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muddy
rocky
3 days ago

Syd solo hike. Strenuous first 2 miles. No other hikers. 5lb mushrooms (turkeys, Milkies, chantrelles)

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bridge out
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Good workout to the top. No views till you get to Callaway Peak. Three ladders to climb at top along with cables. It's very steep the last half mile. The plane wreck is to the right of the last campground up top. I started at Asutsi Trailhead then connected into Tanawha. The kiosk at Boone Fork Bridge has permits. I met the crew repairing Cragway and Nuwati Trails and those trails should be open in September, along with bridge. Short hike on Tanawha then connect to DBST. I'm whooped!

Great view from the top. Not too strenuous, but not easy. On weekends parking can be a problem as the mountain can be crowded, in my opinion I would go on a weekday for this trail.

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bugs
6 days ago

Average, not the greatest views. Good for exercise

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rocky
6 days ago

Saw a bear on the way down. Started moving a little quicker after that. Tough hike up but the view was worth it! Much easier trip down.

Great easy hike with a fantastic payoff. Walked this trail on 8/12, a Monday, at 9am. Perfect as we head into Asheville so you are not a coveted in fort and sweat.

Well worth going on this hike. Grandkids loved it when we made it to the top.

Great hike and worth it for the views!

This trail is amazing! Steady climb the entire way to the top, but the view at the end is more than worth it. Highly recommended! Would definitely do it again.

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rocky
7 days ago

Favorite trail. Straight up and rigorous to a breathtaking view. Well trafficked.

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7 days ago

Beautiful waterfall, easy hike. Nice parking area, very crowded on a Saturday

Beautiful waterfall at the the end of a short trail. It was very crowded around the waterfall on a Friday afternoon. Would like to visit again in the early AM.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Great hike!!!

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9 days ago

Super easy trail. We went on a Friday afternoon and it was VERY crowded. The fall at the end is beautiful.

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9 days ago

Very beautiful, super easy hike.

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