Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

  • Operates Daily - 5 hours
  • Refundable
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Stop At: Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
Discover the natural sights and scenery surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway in Great Smoky Mountain National Park in an active way on a hiking tour with transport through the  mountains from Asheville. You'll drive through some beautiful mountain scenery on the way visit three waterfalls and two protected forests . (IMPORTANT Before booking this tour please know that we will be walking approximately 3 miles on the hiking portion of this tour over 2 hours at pace of about 1 1/2 miles per hour , including stops at the falls and you should feel comfortable walking this distance before making a booking.) Snacks, beverages, and hotel pickup and drop-off by small-group vehicle (all window seats) are included. Tour is limited to seven people for a more personalized experience. Alternate tour routes are taken when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed. Pick up time is between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at your area hotel within 4 miles of City Center.
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered Sweet Pea Hostel, Bon Paul & Sharkeys Hostel, Asheville Hostel & Guest House. We also pick area Bed & Breakfast locations within 3 miles of city center. We pick up within 3 miles of city center. ***If you are out side that area we will meet at The Asheville Visitor Center ,36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801.*** ( safe parking) Departure Time8:00 AM
What's Included
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 3-miles of city center
  • Drink and snack
  • Gratuities
  • A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 3 miles from city center
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking required
  • Maximum of 7 people per tour
  • Not suitable for participants who have had a knee or hip replacement within the last year
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
  • Hike is at a comfortable pace for approximately 3.0 miles about 1 1/2 miles per hour for hiking portion of the tour
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • For additional safety precautions during March and April We are limiting mixed groups for a total of 4-5 people. If you are a family or group of friends in a pod we can take up to 7 people. Masks are optional on the trail. Driver/ Guide has been vaccinated for Covid 19 Contact us with questions
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • Absolutely outstanding experience. The tour itself is great, guide made it unforgettable. Very knowledgeable, professional, punctual, friendly, warm, humorous, Keith knows and CARES so much about the nature and history of Ashville - a sheer pleasure to be in presence of someone that knowledgeable!

  • Great experience and our guide Keith genial, very knowledgeable, patient and very friendly. I recommend them.

  • Keith is extremely knowledgeable about the entire area and we really enjoyed the information he shared. He has a great sense of humor and is very interested in making sure hike participants are comfortable and happy. This was a fantastic way to start our Asheville trip. Very highly recommend- worth every penny!!

  • Blue Ridge Waterfalls hike and extensive review of the area was fantastic. Keith was so well adversed knowing the area well. Very informative and caring for his 4 passengers. Also had some snacks and adhered to social distancing, requiring masks and made sure at all times we were cared for. Picked us up on time and made sure we were back to our hotel location always making sure we were OK and did we have any additional questions.

  • Keith was knowledgeable and passionate about the beautiful natural setting he led us through. Although we are “seniors”, we were able to keep a good pace with his guidance to 3 separate waterfalls

  • Amazing tour! Not too difficult and loved every minute of it, highly recommend. Kieth was a very knowledgeable guide.

  • Keith,our guide, is very knowledgeable and explained much of the history as we drove through the autumn colours of the Parkway. The various waterfalls are spectacular and Keith was very attentive to the various needs of his guests and patient with us..

  • Great tour and hike. Keith is very knowledgeable about the area. We learned a lot and it was entertaining at the same time.

  • We really enjoyed this trip. Keith was the best and very informative, prompt and professional. My husband and I had a great time viewing the beautiful waterfalls and the hike was fun! Highly recommend

  • Keith is a very good tour guide. The day I went was a beautiful clear sky. I saw three waterfall and a nice scenic drive alone the blue ridge parkway. It gave informative information about the area. I wish it was a longer. I was very satisfied with the tour. I have hike befor and walk everyday on a trail so I was prepared.

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