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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

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Asheville, US
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this unforgettable hiking tour. Get ready for an adventure as you embark on a scenic drive along this iconic road, showcasing the stunning views and remarkable mountain scenery of two National Parks. With a local guide to lead the way, you'll visit three majestic waterfalls and explore two protected forests, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Asheville. This small group tour offers window seating in a late model Ford transit van, along with drinks and snacks to keep you energized. Be prepared to walk approximately 3 miles during the hiking portion of the tour, which includes stops at the falls. Lace up your hiking boots, bring a small day pack, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the mountains. Book now and create memories that will last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-7 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Visit three beautiful waterfalls
  • Learn about the rich history of the area
  • Enjoy a moderate hiking experience
  • Transportation provided from your hotel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 3-miles of city center
  • Driver/guide
  • Drink and snack
  • Gratuities
  • A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 3 miles from city center

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Introduction

The Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville is the perfect adventure for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway and discover hidden gems along the way. With a driver and seasoned local guide, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Asheville and embark on a scenic journey through this iconic road that connects two National Parks.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate breathtaking views, picturesque landscapes, and the chance to visit three magnificent waterfalls and two protected forests. The hiking portion of the tour covers approximately 3 miles over 2 hours, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountains near Asheville. You will have plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning scenery, capture amazing photos, and learn about the rich history and ecology of the area from your knowledgeable guide.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to experience the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The small group size ensures a personalized experience, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers and create lasting memories.

Why Book This?

By booking this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway in a comfortable late model Ford transit van with all window, captain chair seating. The convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off within 3 miles of the city center adds to the hassle-free experience. The inclusion of drinks and snacks ensures that you stay refreshed throughout the journey. Moreover, the expertise of the driver and seasoned local guide guarantees a memorable and informative adventure, as they share their insights and knowledge about the region.

Good to Know

Before booking this tour, it is important to note that the hiking portion covers approximately 3 miles over 2 hours. It is recommended that participants feel comfortable walking this distance before making a booking. The tour concludes by returning to Asheville between 1:30 and 1:45 pm, allowing you to plan the rest of your day accordingly.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced the Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour rave about the stunning views, knowledgeable guide, and well-organized itinerary. They appreciate the small group size, which allows for a more personalized experience and the opportunity to interact with fellow travelers. Many reviewers highlight the breathtaking beauty of the waterfalls and the chance to learn about the history and ecology of the area. Overall, customers express high levels of satisfaction with the tour and recommend it as a must-do activity for anyone visiting Asheville.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Blue Ridge Parkway

Your tour begins with pickup from your Asheville area hotel or accommodation by an air-conditioned van, which has all captains chairs for the drive to and along the Blue Ridge Parkway when open, which is also Great Smoky Mountain National Park an American treasure well known for its scenic beauty and remarkable mountain views. Sit back , relax and enjoy this stunning drive to our first waterfall in Pisgah National Forest  before traveling a short distance to visit two more falls in a beautiful state forest.  Along the way you'll listen to interesting stories about the rich history of the area that has been attracting people to the area for generations from your local Asheville guide.  Wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots for the  easy to moderate hiking portion of the tour. You should feel comfortable walking approximately 3.5 miles at one time during the hiking portion of the tour with stops along the way that will allow you time to enjoy falls, a snack and drink that is provided.  Bring a small day pack if you have one. Safety is always a priority!    After hiking, your tour concludes with transport back to your hotel, leaving you the rest of the afternoon to enjoy at your leisure.

Reviews

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Margaret_S

Keith was very knowledgeable about the local history and the surrounding nature, and his passion is contagious! Highly recommend!

heather_m

This was the perfect way to see the Blue Mountains and learn about the history of the area. Keith was very knowledgeable, friendly and took great care of us. Highly recommend this tour!

stevehE2377VE

I had a group of international friends that had never been to Asheville before. Keith and the tour delivered, big time, on 'showing and telling' about the area. He knows seemingly every tree, animal, and plant in the area and every person, event, and date associated with the Biltmore Estate. Well done!

Barb_B

Keith was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend this excursion.

W4091ANbarbarap

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and fauna of the area. We saw 3 Amazing waterfalls and beautiful flowers.There was lots of walking but Keith ,our guide, gave me a walking stick which was a great help going up and down the gravel paths. Our guide was professional and patient and brought snacks for our stop by the rocks to watch the waterfall.We came prepared for cold weather but it was warmer than we thought. At the age of 77 with 2 knees and a hip replacement,10 years ago, I was very proud of my achievement in completing the 3-4 mile hike.

briankH433CC

Keith was our guide on the Blue Ridge Parkway hiking tour. I highly recommend this activity and found the event to be both fun and educational. If you're in decent shape, the hike is very enjoyable. The trip included a fairly long drive along the parkway, which gave us plenty of time to learn a lot of the history of the area, from Keith.

andreagN4314OX

The tour was great, the waterfalls were beautiful and Keith was very knowledgeable and a great guide. We enjoyed this tour and would recommend!

Marjorie_B

I had the pleasure of being guided by Keith on a tour, and I must say it was a delightful experience from start to finish. As a guide, Keith was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly engaging. Moreover, his driving skills were a lifesaver for me. I suffer from motion sickness, but thanks to his smooth and careful driving, I did not experience even a hint of discomfort throughout the journey. Thank you Keith for a memorable and enjoyable tour! M

jabrown200

This tour was so good! Keith was a great guide. We learned a lot and he took us out, even in the rain, and it was great! Highly recommend this tour. Thanks again, Keith!

Anne_P

Keith was a Fantastic guide. He shared his knowledge about plants and fauna, the water shed, Water Falls and trails in the forest. He was fun to talk With but he also listened. He recited poems about our trees and even had an app for bird sounds!
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