Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour

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This Covid-safe and dog-friendly small group tour is a great way to see the BEST waterfalls and views near Asheville in only a half day! Your guide shows you a mix of the biggest waterfalls and also “off the beaten path” waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest, home to 250+ waterfalls. We spend 4.5 hours visiting multi-tiered waterfalls, hidden pools, rock overhangs, and more! Your guide integrates hikes (according to your interests) for a total distance between 2-3 miles, walking at a leisurely pace and discussing the edible and medicinal properties of trees and wildflowers along the way. We then ascend to the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy wide-open vistas— with endless views of mountain peaks and fertile valleys (including the ones you just visited!) Guests may return to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway, traveling through its iconic tunnels and soaking in even more stunning mountain views! Required footwear: sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots. Recommended clothing: Rain wear (either rain jacket or poncho); multiple layers (for chilly mornings and higher elevation destinations). Guests must provide own transportation during tour.

Stop At:

• Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
• Looking Glass Falls, Hwy 276, Pisgah Forest, NC
• Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest, NC
• Sliding Rock, Pisgah Forest, NC
• Pisgah Fish Hatchery, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd, Pisgah Forest, NC
Activity Details
As featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, discover the authentic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls that make Asheville famous. This intimate, small-group tour makes it easy to get to know your experienced, expert guide and learn more about the region.

-Learn about the area’s history, plants, and wildlife from your naturalist guide
-Visit famous waterfalls and ones that most tourists miss
-See the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s expansive mountain views
Departure & Return
Departure PointSycamore Cycles, 112 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA Departure Time8:45 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Hiking Poles
  • Ponchos
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks and water (which you can purchase at beginning of your tour)
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Guests bring or purchase their own waters and snacks (you can do this at the meeting location, Sycamore Cycles). Guests safely follow the guide’s vehicle to trails, so must have own transportation. Bring cloth face coverings for indoor restrooms. This is a small group tour.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • The Falls were quite beautiful! And the View from the Parkway to end our day was awesome! Paul was extremely fun, professional, funny and if Botany is your thing , Paul is your man!

  • Emily was an amazing tour guide!!! She brought us to some amazing waterfalls and viewpoints. You can tell how passionate about nature she is and it shows. We appreciated her knowledge and really enjoyed our tour with her!!! The hikes were not strenuous. We got to see some local spots that we never would have found on our own. We highly recommend this tour!

  • Our tour was excellent! Our guide Paul was outstanding and had an abundance of knowledge from the Waterfalls to the foliage and the history of the area. My husband and I were the only ones on our tour so Paul went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. You can tell he loves his job and has a passion for what he does. He was a great photographer too. Thank you Paul... 5 stars are not enough for the experience we had!

 
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