Grandfather Mountain, is located just 70 miles from Asheville, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway ( @blueridgenps ). The nature preserve is home to the famous Mile-High Swinging Bridge! 1 day ago
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating Mother Nature today? 🌎 Photo by 2 days ago
Happy Easter from @ashevillehiking ! Photo from the gardens of @biltmoreestate 💐 3 days ago
So much fun taking this group out yesterday! Thank you Billie Jo and your guests from #OwensCoring ! We appreciate #mosaixgroup for your logistial expertise. #ashevillehiking #catawbafalls #ashevilletours 6 days ago
ENTER TO WIN 2 FIREFLY TOUR TICKETS! Post a photo of you on your favorite WNC hike, tag @ashevillehiking and use #ashevillehikingtours to enter to win 2 Synchronous Firefly Tour tickets on the evening of June 13th, 2019, a $152 value. The unforgettable tour includes transportation from Asheville, with a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, warm cider, and fascinating stories about the history of the mountains, as well as tidbits about wildlife at night. This nighttime tour covers a 1.2-mile hike roundtrip to the secret firefly location. The tour is from 7 p.m. until about 11:45 p.m. This contest is only available to WNC residents able to attend the June 13th tour. Photo contest ends of May 17th, 2019 and the winner will be announced May 20th, 2019. No purchase necessary. For more information about Asheville Hiking Tours: 1 week ago
😍 Posted @withrepost @usinterior Stretching almost 500 miles along the crest of the Appalachian mountains through #NorthCarolina and Virginia, the #BlueRidgeParkway is the longest road planned as a single unit in the United States. Stretching far off its shoulders, the park protects a continuous series of panoramic views, excellent habitat for plants and wildlife, and encompasses some of the oldest settlements of both Native Americans and early European settlement. Those are just a few reasons why it’s known as one of the best drives in the world. Photo @BlueRidgeNPS by Norman Lathrop ( #travel #FindYourPark #usinterior 1 week ago
Hericium Erinaceus, also known as Lion's Mane is a delicious (and beautiful!) edible mushroom. They can be found in late summer and fall in North Carolina! 1 week ago
Calling all ASHEVILLE LOCALS! On April 15th and 16th only (Monday and Tuesday) take our Adventure Tour for just $5 using the promo code ASHEVILLELOCAL. Bring your lunch and your hiking shoes, since this 4.3-mile hike is off-the-beaten path! Learn about flora, fauna and history. Transportation from downtown Asheville included. Only 9 tickets left! Link in our bio for more info 👆🏻 1 week ago
Just a short drive from Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway ( @blueridgenps ) and you'll arrive at Craggy Gardens! Take the 1.5-mile hike to the Craggy Gardens Pinnacle and you'll enjoy panoramic views! 2 weeks ago
Looking for a mountain get-a-way where you can enjoy both quiet mornings and the restaurant scene of Asheville, North Carolina? From historic guest suites to rustic cabin rentals, we list our favorite retreats near Asheville. Link in our bio for the roundup! Photo of @blissfarmandretreat , credit to Ken Fine Photography 2 weeks ago
"To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles." -Mary Davis 2 weeks ago
Laetiporus, commonly known as "chicken of the woods", are great edible mushrooms for beginners because they don't have poisonous lookalikes! The mushrooms grow throughout the summer and the fall seasons. 2 weeks ago
#WNC never ceases to amaze us! Posted @withrepost @ourstatemag This is North Carolina. 📍: Appalachian Trail, Swain County, NC 📷: @markvandykephoto 3 weeks ago
That moment of tranquility when you take in nature’s beauty 🙌🏻 3 weeks ago
This gorgeous capture by @dawnfirephotography of #Asheville has us ready to hit the trails! 4 weeks ago
“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ― Walt Whitman 1 month ago
Looking Glass Rock, near Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest ( @pisgahnationalforest ) is one of the most popular waterfalls in Western North Carolina! At 60 feet tall, you can view the waterfall from the parking area or take a short walk for a closer look. 1 month ago
Asheville Hiking Tours will be offering overnight trips in Summer and Fall of 2019! Our overnight trips in Pisgah National Forest and along the Appalachian Trail include classes on birding, forest ecology and primitive skills! These “beginner backpacking” excursions allow guests to dive deeper into the wilderness. Join a zoologist, forest ecologist and primitive skills expert for 3 days and 2 nights in the wilderness. We offer gear to rent, not including sleeping bags. Save the date, registration will be open soon! SUMMER TRIP: August 30th-September 1st (Friday to Sunday) FALL TRIP: October 4th-October 6th (Friday to Sunday) 1 month ago