Hiking & Biking

The Mountain trails of Western North Carolina around Asheville are some of the most scenic for hiking and biking.  There are many choices from gentle walks to strenuous exercise.

Bent Creek Hiking
Bent Creek Biking

Bent Creek includes trails for hikers and bikers of all levels.  With its’ close proximity to Asheville, it is popular to tourists and locals alike, yet remarkably uncrowded.

Chimney Rock Park

Chimney Rock ParkEnjoy hiking and spectacular views at this well-known tourist spot. The focal point is a 315 foot monolith towering 2,280 feet in the air with 75-mile views.  The Last of the Mohicans, the 1992 epic romantic adventure, filmed part of the movie along the Cliff Trail, including the climactic fight scene at the top of Hickory Nut Falls, a 404-foot waterfall located in the park.


This site is your on-line hiking guidebook for the Mountain region of North Carolina, containing all of the information you need to make your next trip complete.  You can find specific hikes or just have fun browsing the pictures.

Mountain Biking in Western NCMountain Biking in Western North Carolina

This site is a complete guide to trail networks in Western
North Carolina.

Romantic Asheville.com

Top 40 Asheville Hikes & NC Mountain Hiking Trails.  This web site has done the work for you, some good information on where and what to hike.

North Carolina Arboretum

The 434 acre site is one of the most beautiful natural settings where you can enjoy hiking trails, flowering gardens, and special exhibits.  It borders the Bent Creek hiking & biking trails.

Urban Trail walking tour of Asheville

The Asheville Urban Trail is a 1.7 mile walking trail that takes you around Asheville telling the history through sculptures and other art works found at each station.  Walking guides and maps are available for self-guided tours free of charge at Pack Place and the Asheville Area Arts Council.