Best trails in Asheville

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Looking for a great trail near Asheville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Mitchell State Park or Chimney Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green River Gameland or Rich-Laurel Wildlife Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 26 easy trails in Asheville ranging from 1 to 140.5 km and from 604 to 1,807 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower
Pisgah National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(288)
Length: 2.4 km • Est. 50 m
Park at the entrance to the Forest Service Road 450, at Milepost 409.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Do not block the road or the gate. Just walk up the .75 mile gravel road to the summit. Fryingpan MoShow more
#2 - Mountains to Sea Trail: Folk Art Center to Haw Creek Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(473)
Length: 8.0 km • Est. 2 h 34 m
The hike begins at Folk Art Center on the Mountains-to Sea Trail heading North to an area just above the Haw Creek Valley Overlook. The hike is a steady up hill climb to the top of the mountain above Show more
#3 - Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle
Blue Ridge Parkway
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(152)
Length: 20.4 km • Est. 7 h 16 m
Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle is a 20.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated aShow more
#4 - Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop
Powhatan Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(196)
Length: 11.7 km • Est. 3 h 37 m
Bent Creek Recreational Area features many trails ranging from beginner to expert. Dogs are also able to use these trails but must be kept on a leash. The Park includes a small stream and a larger lakShow more
#5 - Hard Times Road Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(165)
Length: 12.7 km • Est. 3 h 48 m
Hard Times Road Trail is a 12.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#6 - Richmond Hill Park Trail
Richmond Hill Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(211)
Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1 h 25 m
A nice loop hike or bike within the city limits of Asheville. The loop shown on this page is a combination of the yellow and blue trails. Leaving the parking area, the trail passes an information boaShow more
#7 - Blue Ridge Parkway: Blowing Rock to Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(30)
Length: 140.5 km
Blue Ridge Parkway: Blowing Rock to Asheville is a 140.5 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill Show more
#8 - Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Haw Creek Valley
Blue Ridge Parkway
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(106)
Length: 4.5 km • Est. 1 h 25 m
Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Haw Creek Valley is a 4.5 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#9 - Carolina Mountain Trail
North Carolina Arboretum
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(118)
Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 1 m
The Carolina Mountain Trail passes through pine, mixed hardwood and ericaceous forest types. A short connector trail runs from a dry stack stone overlook to the Greenhouse parking area. The ArboretuShow more
#10 - Coffee Pot Mountain Loop Trail
Pisgah National Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(43)
Length: 13.4 km • Est. 4 h 26 m
Coffee Pot Mountain Loop Trail is a 13.4 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers Show more
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