Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist.

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Activity Highlights

With a seasoned local and storyteller as your guide, this tour will take you on a lush, woodland trail, featuring a 150-ft cascading waterfall, rock gardens, and early 1900’s ruins—all in 2 hours! This tour is sure to enthrall all ages! Leashed dogs also welcome. Great for older kids who walk at an adult pace. (Babies and toddlers should be carried for safety reasons.)

You will meet your guide in Old Fort, NC just 25 minutes east of Asheville, NC, and proceed for a very short drive to the trailhead. Once you arrive at the trailhead, soak in scenery of Pisgah National Forest and prepare for some incredible storytelling! To begin, your guide will share intriguing facts about Southern Appalachian ecology and the history of Asheville as well as neighboring mountain towns. Feel the cool mountain air on your skin as the trail continues through an enchanted cove forest along an iconic trout stream.

Your guide will discuss the historical and modern uses of many of the plants that catch your eye. After hiking for approximately 1.25 miles, you will reach a breathtaking 150-ft waterfall, draping over moss-covered cliffs and then spend a relaxing hike back to the trailhead.

Stop At:

• Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Forest, NC
Activity Details
As featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, discover the authentic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, trails and waterfalls that make Asheville famous. On a Covid-safe, family-friendly and even dog-friendly excursion, we will visit the highlights of our National Forests in just a few hours. Food foraging and fascinating stories shared on all our tours!
Departure & Return
Departure PointMcDonald's, 548 Bat Cave Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA Departure Time8:45 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Ponchos
  • Hiking Poles
  • Bottled water
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guests bring or purchase their own waters and snacks. Guests safely follow the guide’s vehicle to trails. 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.
Traveler Reviews

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  • My husband and I wanted to find a hike to a waterfall but also knew the weather wasnt necessarily looking hiker friendly that day. Randy was our guide and he contacted us the day before to let us know he was watching the weather closely to ensure it would be safe. Fortunately, it held off until we were almost done. It was an easier hike, which was great and only 1.2 miles so we were done in a couple of hours. Randy knows so much about the nature on the trail and the prized waterfall at the end was worth seeing. So beautiful! We had a wonderful morning!

  • Randy was an excellent guide and had so much information to share with us. We had a wonderful hike and he shared tons of information with us. He even gave us other recommendations for activities we may also be interested in during our visit. My friend and I both enjoyed chatting with him and his tour. I definitely recommend!

  • Our guide, Emily, led our small group on an educational and easy walking hike to Catawba Falls. She met us near the entrance and was very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna. Good titip to go early to avoid the crowds.

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$59 USD
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