Looking for a great trail near Asheville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail 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 Grove Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 27 easy trails in Asheville ranging from 0.6 to 87.3 miles and from 1,981 to 5,928 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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A beautiful trail. Easy to walk. No navigating required and near the bird sanctuary. The only problem is after heavy rains it can get very muddy in one section. Love this trail

Two stars is the most I can give this trail. You hear all of the expressway traffic, nothing much to it. There are two many excellent hikes in the area to go on this one again.

This is a very easy trail. However, for the more adventurous, there are several small walking paths that veer off of the boardwalk.

The trail was in great shape. The only reason it's getting 4 stars is the road noise with how close you are to the blue ridge parkway

fun Sunday morning hike

Nice woods, lots of mushrooms, but lots of traffic noise.

over grown
11 days ago

Steep, biting flies, and overgrown to chest in first few hundred yards. Good workout. Minimal viewa

it was still exercise for me and my beagle, and time in the woods, but I have a hard time calling walking on gravel hiking. rice pinnacle road is pretty boring, and exposed to sun, no canopy. 1 partial view. after rice pinnacle it's more like hiking. I have no problem with sharing trail with bikers, but if you do, find a different area. near the end of hike, just before rice pinnacle road, I came upon a big 300+ pound mama bear and 2 Cubs. way too close 15-20', thankfully her cubs were on her side of trail. I didnt get between. I was too concerned with my dog and I surviving to attempt taking any photos.

Trail not well marked at the road crossings (at least from the direction I ran). Added on a couple of miles.

18 days ago

Trail was really nice, but was more strenuous than I expected. I did the loop to the right and there were a few really steep inclines that were a struggle for me (I’m SO out of shape). There are a few places during the hike that requires you crossing a creek. I just wore tennis shoes, so my feet were a bit wet, but nothing uncomfortable. The way back was a nice steady decline that was easy to walk!

Great cliff to view the sunrise from

over grown
washed out
18 days ago

Tough trail in places, 6.2 miles is what we registered, very steep in one spot, it worse than Mt. Mitchell, beautiful hike though in many places, very nice grove of hemlocks you go through at one place. Lots of small streams and creeks that meander along the trail in a lot of places.

Nice walk through the woods! The trails aren’t marked very well, except at some trail intersections. Trail has enough elevation changes to get your heart moving, but nothing is difficult in this trail. If you get lucky you may see the Land Rover taking people on an adventure. Also worth the quick stop are the falcon and owl cages by the hotel.

over grown
19 days ago

Narrow paths at points. Overgrown with lots of low hanging canopy. Bring bug spray! There is a sign warning you of ticks at the entrance. Next time I’ll wear a hat! My pup and I took the red trail, ended up finding a great little spot for her to jump in the creek. Unfortunately, then we took a wrong turn...The purple loop is definitely not worth it. Muddy, overgrown, parts of trail missing. You still have to take the purple trail out but the signs are confusing. In retrospect I guess ◀️ would have been to the parking lot and ↕️ means loop (purple). I think?

private property
20 days ago

Being at Biltmore is always beautiful. A section of this trail follows the road, which pedestrians are not supposed to use. Still had a lovely time. Got to see some goats, which was an added bonus.

Great local trail, easy in and out. Recently completed it for the 2nd time. Great views from the Haw Creek lookout. Only slight down side is road noise from the Parkway.

Nice view of northeast Asheville from a rocky area at the end. Shaded trail but I’m pretty sure that was poison ivy at several spots. Not super well marked, but for the most part, it’s pretty intuitive to follow (white trail markers).

over grown
23 days ago

took the kids for a 1 mile hike. saw some poisonous mushrooms. trail is overgrown in various areas. I recommend wearing some hiking pants. will find out in a few days if we went through poison ivy. it was all shaded.

Decent short nature hike. Learn a little about local flora from signage identifying trees and plants; nice view of a small stream that you can walk through from rock-to-rock. But nothing special.

It's beautiful because, hello, it's the Biltmore and Olmsted was a genius. A day at Biltmore is pricey. After seeing the house make the most of it by walking the grounds.

Traveling and wanted out to see some beauty. I took this basic trail around the loop twice. It is easy to find with beautiful views. Highly recommend for a quick hike/walk.

Dog friendly, wildflowers, lots of mushrooms, not difficult but steady. Craggy and has the potential for mud.

A short connector from the parking lot to the perimeter trail. It has a couple of switchbacks but it's a relatively easy for hike up.

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