The 8 Best Trails Around Asheville, According to a Local Hiker

Billy Rogers

Mountains to Sea Trail: Folk Art Center to Haw Creek Overlook

Located along the Blue Ridge Parkway, this trail spans approximately 7.6 km with an estimated hiking time of 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Mountains to Sea Trail: Craven Gap to Haw Creek Valley

Also situated on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this trail covers about 9.2 km, with an estimated hiking duration of 2 hours and 52 minutes.

Richmond Hill Park Trail

A conveniently located trail within Asheville city limits, Richmond Hill Park offers a 4.0 km loop, taking about 1 hour and 3 minutes to complete on foot.

Beaver Lake Perimeter Trail Loop

Accessible via Beaver Lake Park, this 3.1 km loop trail takes around 34 minutes to hike. Managed by the local community, the trail is open to the public while passing through private property easements and right-of-ways.

Big Berea Trail, Bull Creek Trail, and White Pine Loop

Spanning 2.9 km, this trail is situated in Masters Park and typically takes about 41 minutes to complete.

Masters Park to Haw Creek Valley Overlook

Starting from Masters Park and extending to the Haw Creek Valley Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway, this trail covers 3.1 km and takes approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes to hike.

Shope Creek Road Loop

Located in Pisgah National Forest, this 3.2 km loop trail typically takes about 1 hour and 6 minutes to complete.

Bent Creek Network: Wolf Branch Loop Trail

Nestled in Bent Creek Experimental Forest, this trail spans 6.6 km and takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes to hike.

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