Five-Star Trails-Asheville-2nd Edition  by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Five-Star Trails-Asheville-2nd Edition Guide Book

by Jennifer Pharr Davis (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails-Asheville-2nd Edition  by Jennifer Pharr Davis
These 35 five-star hiking trails are for all levels and interests, and they range widely in elevation, distance, and difficulty. Davis details everything from easy strolls in the deep woods to thrilling treks atop mountains. GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads help you get to where you’re going. Trail descriptions and expert insights into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes enhance your enjoyment along the way. Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children help to ensure that you quickly find the perfect trip.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails-Asheville-2nd Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 35.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.

Located in Southwest Asheville near the banks of the French Broad River, the North Carolina Arboretum offers miles of beautifully maintained and gently graded trails that are well suited hikers young ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 4.4
Home to breathtaking vistas and at least seven rare plant species, this preserve is managed by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) and features a fine wildflower-rich trail leadi ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This loop takes place in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest. The Jerry Miller Trail takes you to a 100-foot waterslide before opening onto Whiteoak Flats, a closing meadow. A ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
Black Balsam Knob is a favorite destination of many Western North Carolina hikers. For sure, the views from there and from Tennent Mountain are arguably some of the best in the Southeast. You will see ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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Showcasing Carl Sandburg’s homestead, this route leads around the lake at the property’s entrance, continues beside the white clapboard farmhouse, and heads up the hill for views from the exposed gran ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The trail to Catawba Falls has been open to the public since 2010, and it grows more popular by the day! The gradual 1.5-mile track travels upstream along the headwaters of the Catawba River. The path ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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When Charles Frazier’s Civil War novel, Cold Mountain, came out in 1997 and subsequently sold more than 3 million copies, the wooded 6,000-foot mountain that casts its shadow just northwest of Ashevil ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
The Cradle of Forestry is home to the first forestry school in North America and offers two interpretive trails. This hike combines both paths into a 2.2-mile figure eight. The first path, The Forest ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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The Great Craggy Mountains feature the closest balds to Asheville, and those mountain summits reveal some of the best views in Western North Carolina. This combo hike will take you on two short out-an ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This hike is especially well suited for those with children—and for those who are children at heart. Start at the Destination Center to learn about the Blue Ridge Parkway through educational exhibits ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
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The trail to Douglas Falls weaves steadily downhill through a dense hardwood forest. After you turn off the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), you will not cross another trail intersection or road on your ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
If you like waterfalls, then you will love this hike. Within the first 1.5 miles, you will see Triple Falls and High Falls, two of the most stunning cataracts in the Southeast. Past High Falls, you wi ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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A hike through this private preserve managed by the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) displays a selection of Southern Appalachian splendor as it loops along the Blue Ridge. Start with a climb ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
Graveyard Fields is one of the most popular hikes in Western North Carolina. Its expansive views, mild terrain, fall blueberries, and cascading waterfalls make it a favorite destination for hikers of ...
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this out-and-back Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) section hike starts at the Folk Art Center, which serves as a convenient and easily accessible trailhead. From the Folk ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
This trail starts near the entrance of the Craggy Gardens picnic area and follows the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) briefly before veering north on the Snowball Mountain Trail. There is a short but dif ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Solitude lovers will enjoy this stimulating circuit. Set in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry of the Pisgah National Forest, this hike takes you on lesser-used trails through the Hickey Fork watershed. ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
From the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Education Center, the route follows Cat Gap Loop Trail across Cedar Rock Creek and then travels beside the creek to reach Cedar Rock Falls. Leaving the creek ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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This route travels through the remote southern portion of DuPont State Forest, and the ford across the Little River limits foot traffic in this area of the forest. When the leaves are off t ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
The level terrain and varied scenery on this trail make this hike ideal for families with young children. Starting at the Hardtimes Trailhead, the route follows both gravel roads and a singletrack tra ...
Asheville, NC - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
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