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Gems in Asheville - 2

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gem Favorite Nothing beats a Bearwallow sunset!

Bearwallow Mountain

(3) Edneyville, NC
gem Favorite Views of the Hickory Nut Gorge from Rattlesnake Knob.

Rattlesnake Knob

(2) Fairview, NC

Recommended Routes in Asheville - 8

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Favorite Pilot Mountain on the Art Loeb Trail
Difficult

Art Loeb Trail

31.1 mi 50.1 km 7,578' Up 2309.92 m Up 6,409' Down 1953.61 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite Beautiful views from the top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bearwallow Mountain Loop

1.8 mi 2.9 km 477' Up 145.35 m Up 469' Down 142.92 m Down

Fairview, NC
Favorite Lodge Spring House (slippery tree if you're heading in!)
Intermediate

Rattlesnake Lodge Loop

4.0 mi 6.5 km 847' Up 258.17 m Up 847' Down 258.18 m Down

Weaverv…, NC
Favorite Pine Tree Loop
Intermediate

MST/Powhatan Loop

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,274' Up 388.4 m Up 1,302' Down 396.77 m Down

Bent Creek, NC
Favorite View of the French Broad River - One of the largest rivers in North Carolina
Easy/Intermediate

Richmond Hill Park Trails

4.1 mi 6.6 km 412' Up 125.6 m Up 420' Down 127.95 m Down

Woodfin, NC
Favorite The Westernmost view from the trail is beautiful.
Intermediate

Alexander Mountain Bike Park

6.8 mi 11.0 km 889' Up 271.02 m Up 891' Down 271.43 m Down

Weaverv…, NC
Favorite The last crossing of the North Mills River is quick and doable.
Intermediate

Mills River Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km 315' Up 96.13 m Up 332' Down 101.06 m Down

Avery C…, NC
Favorite View from the Mt. Mitchell summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Mitchell Challenge

38.9 mi 62.7 km 5,089' Up 1550.98 m Up 5,118' Down 1559.93 m Down

Black M…, NC

Asheville Hiking

  • 543 Miles 873 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 36 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 62 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 28 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Asheville - 116

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2.6 mi 4.1 km #1Mount Pisgah Trail
Difficult
Mills River, NC
Difficult
Mills River, NC 28 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2Trombatore Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fairview, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Fairview, NC
2.1 mi 3.5 km #3Cane Creek Greenway
Easy
Fletcher, NC
Easy
Fletcher, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Little Hickory Top
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
Intermediate
Bent Creek, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #5Big Butt Trail #161
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Rock Payne Trail
Difficult
Swannanoa, NC
Difficult
Swannanoa, NC
69.6 mi 112.0 km #7Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 3
Intermediate/Difficult
Mills River, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Mills River, NC 14 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #8Douglas Falls #162
Difficult
Swannanoa, NC
Difficult
Swannanoa, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Pilot Cove Trail
Difficult
Mills River, NC
Difficult
Mills River, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Westfeldt Park Greenway
Easy
Fletcher, NC
Easy
Fletcher, NC

Photos of Asheville - 80

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Nothing beats a Bearwallow sunset!
Jan 23, 2020 near Edneyville, NC
Love the rocky areas of this hike -- especially above the falls area.
Jan 20, 2020 near Edneyville, NC
Views of the Hickory Nut Gorge from Rattlesnake Knob.
Dec 23, 2019 near Fairview, NC
The summit of Pisgah Mtn.
Aug 15, 2016 near Canton, NC
Beautiful views from the top.
Jan 20, 2020 near Fairview, NC
From the lookout tower in October - beautiful fall color.
Jan 9, 2016 near Mills R…, NC
Overview at Little Butt
Aug 10, 2018 near Black M…, NC
View Start of Shut In trail
Sep 20, 2020 near Bent Creek, NC