The Lion and the Rose


Explore The Great Outdoors

Asheville is a thriving mountain town with easy access to incredible outdoor adventures. It is the perfect spot for outdoor lovers! Experience hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, ziplining and discovering nature. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to Pisgah National Forest to Chimney Rock to Dupont State Park, there are endless options for adventure around Asheville.

While you are here, you’ll experience some of the best hiking, climbing, and sightseeing in the United States. Many popular trails and spots are located along the historic Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile route that twists along the highest ridge tops of the South Appalachian Mountains. We recommend planning visits to:

Blue Ridge Mountains sunset

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities and adventures to get you started but we would be happy to make personal recommendations just for you. 

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

And many more overlooks, trails, waterfalls! We can provide directions and more details for you upon request.

Our Favorite Outdoor Places For Hiking and Photography

Our Other Recommended Outdoor Activities