Explore the most popular hiking trails near Gerton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Just hiked this whole trail today...it’s challenging but rewarding with lots of terrain changes and beautiful scenery. The full out and back was 6.1 miles (we included the Wildcat Rock spur) and took us about 3.5 hours with a couple short rests. Very few people when we started around 10:15, but slightly heavier traffic on way down. We really enjoyed it!

We only hiked to the waterfall and while the climb to the waterfall is steep, it is well terraced with switchbacks and steps. There was quite a bit of water in the stream but we were easily able to rock Hope the crossings

Somewhat strenuous but relatively short hike, doesn’t take very long if you’re keeping a quick pace. Pretty going up and down, nice views up top. It does smell like cow manure but that’s expected with all the grazing cows. Only took 30 minutes to drive from the Biltmore Village area.

Lovely little hike with beautiful views at the top surrounded by grazing cows.

It was a great hike. Steeper than expected but worth. Had lunch with cows and a beautiful view!

Great trail and an very worthwhile hike. Went up via the trail and came down in the fire road. Got a good workout!

Hiked the 2.1 mile trail to a beautiful view of the mountains. Nice moderate trails, wide path and well traveled. Lovely cows at the end to photograph too. Used the gravel road on the way down which was a nice option too.

Great hike with beautiful views up top. Take a picnic, it's well worth it.

Definitely strenuous in the rock step areas. Beautiful hike, but I’m glad I didn’t bring my dog along.
Well go back when the weather is cooler.

Beautiful moderately challenging. I was the only one on the trail on a busy holiday weekend. It was pretty perfect. Easy to find and navigate too. Mostly shaded with sun at the top ❤️

Nice trail. Moderate is definitely the best difficulty rating.
Well traveled. Nice day for a hike so I saw quite a few people.
Beautiful views at the top. Watch out for cow patties at the top!

nice uphill hike with interesting things to see along the way. I also did not ever see a waterfall. My one complaint is at the first part of the trail it is VERY narrow. If you have dogs (I have 4) you have to find a good spot to gather to let other hikers pass.

Great hike! Trail design is awesome. Rock climbing or ice climbing wall half way in.

Very pretty climb up through the woods. Beautiful views at top. The trail ends at top, but it’s called a loop because you can walk down the road back to your car. And, that was pretty as well - fresh water flowing down. Great hike for a quick Sunday am - yoga class going on at the top.

1 month ago

The road to get there’s a bit curvy, but recently paved and no gravel. It’s a lovely hike up to a bald where you can see for miles. You’re accompanied with some cute cows—watch out for pies. Only thing is there is a large cell tower right by the bald. But it’s a nice place for a picnic and a nice moderate hike!

Agree with all the other reviews! Nice well maintained hiking trail. Views at the top were great! There were cows grazing in the meadow at the top but they seemed quite oblivious to us.

I hike this trail at least once a week. Its one of my favorite trials because it's a good workout, well designed, ideal length if you only have a couple of hours, and for me, close to my house. highly recommend.

2 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. The bat boxes were cool to see. Uphill and steep at times.

2 months ago

Very nice trail and good marking. The yellow to blue trail is what we did and it was a moderate hike.

This hike was not particularly demanding. it did have some nice views at the top.

Fun little trail.

A trail i've been doing since I was a little kid. Walk up the hiking trail to the right & walk back down the gravel road. The views from the top are amazing, and sometimes there's cows! trails are always in great condition, and it's never too crowded. great for the sunset!

Beautiful short walk with a nice meadow to watch the view, have a picnic and watch the cows. (In summer.) If you want a real hike this isn’t it, but if you want to relax and just play games with the kids, this is the place to go.

3 months ago


Great trail to the waterfall but was tough on our older beagle. Three mini dachshunds made it with a few water breaks and being carried over some of the creek,

One of my favorite trails in the area.

Great hike and only about 30 mins from Asheville. The drive up is beautiful too. It was foggy when we went so didn’t get to see the full views at the top, but we still loved it.

3 months ago

Up hill both ways, secluded trail. Offers a little bit of everything

Lovely hike. We tracked it as 4.7 miles. It was a moderate hike through an idyllic forest. The trail is well marked and maintained. Take a pic of trail map before you head up.

A little easier than I expected but a pretty hike. For difficulty I'd say it's a 3/10. 7 year old did it easily with a couple of a short breaks on the way up. Wildflowers, cows, & the view at the top were worth the time.

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