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Asheville Family Adventures

Our guide to the best Asheville family adventures and hiking trails will get you and your crew out and on the trail exploring some of the absolute most beautiful family adventures the Asheville area has to offer. When it comes to fun family hiking options near Asheville, there are a great number of hikes to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down the choices to a selection of our absolute favorites, which you can read about in more detail below.

Asheville Urban Adventure

Explore the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park are the jewels of the 17-mile Wilma Dykeman RiverWay. At these two conjoined parks along Amboy Road, you can run or skate the paved greenways, fish from the piers, or pedal Asheville’s velodrome. Also be sure to check out the bocce fields,…

The Perfect Asheville Weekend

Explore the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park are the jewels of the 17-mile Wilma Dykeman RiverWay. At these two conjoined parks along Amboy Road, you can run or skate the paved greenways, fish from the piers, or pedal Asheville’s velodrome. Also be sure to check out the bocce fields,…

Explore Lake James

Explore Lake James: Large lakes with expansive mountain views are hard to come by in the Asheville area. However, just 40 miles east is the 6500 acre Lake James with 150 miles of shoreline and sweet views of the Black Mountain Range and the nearby Linville Gorge. Your best bet for recreation is the Lake…

French Broad River (Asheville)

French Broad River Family Fun: The French Broad River flows 219 miles starting in nearby Transylvania County northward through Asheville into Tennessee. Along the way the river provides some excellent recreational opportunities including whitewater rafting and more mellow floats and paddle trips in the area. The river is calm as it cuts around downtown Asheville,…

Wilma Dykeman Riverway (Asheville)

Wilma Dykeman Riverway: Bike, walk, or run the Wilma Dykeman Riverway – Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park (part of the Wilma Dykman RiverWay) on Amboy Road offer two miles of flat, paved greenway trails perfect for biking with younger children. Pedal by the French Broad and enjoy a picnic on the banks…

Chimney Rock State Park

Hike Chimney Rock: Chimney Rock is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in North Carolina. With its wide range of outdoor experiences, this is a great family-friendly destination for those seeking the best of the mountains in one place. The Park features five unique hiking trails that range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. The…