Discover the best hiking, biking, and skating trails in and around Asheville, NC. Or, relax in one of these parks and gardens.
Explore the best hiking trails for 360-degree views, waterfalls, fall foliage, and picnics.
Roller Skating Spots
Enjoy the best places to roller skate, rollerblade, and skateboard around Asheville.
Mountain Biking Trails
Brave scenic mountain biking trails in and around Asheville, easy and hard as well as short and long.
Kid-Friendly & Easy Hikes
If you are traveling with the entire family, you will love these short, easy, and kid-friendly hikes.
Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes
Get outside with the best Blue Ridge Parkway hikes in North Carolina around the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Transform into a leaf peeper with the best fall foliage hikes around Asheville and the BRP.
Don't stay trapped inside this winter. Explore great winter hiking trails across WNC.
Asheville Parks, Gardens & Nature Walks
One of our favorite ways to spend our free time involves hiking and packing a picnic. Don’t miss the prettiest picnic areas in and around Asheville, NC. We are sharing picnic locations with waterfalls, 360-degree mountain views, and cows. Picnic in parks, gardens, and along Asheville’s beautiful trails.
Gardens & Parks
Don’t miss some of the best gardens and parks in Asheville. We’ll share local public parks along with Asheville gardens including The NC Arboretum, Biltmore Gardens, and Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Uncover quick mentions of the most popular State and National parks near Asheville, too.
As passholders, The NC Arboretum sings to our nature-loving souls. Discover trails and hidden benches among stunning flowers and butterflies.
Botanical Gardens At Asheville
If you are looking for 10-acres of streams, wildlife, and gorgeous blooms, don’t miss the Botanical Gardens At Asheville, only minutes from downtown.
Beaver Lake Trail & Bird Sanctuary
Did you enjoy too much local Asheville, NC food and beer? Need to walk it off? Head to the Beaver Lake Trail and Bird Sanctuary for a gorgeous 2-mile loop around the lake or a .5-mile boardwalk nature hike through the sanctuary. Beaver Lake is perfect for picnics, too.