With the help of a conservation buyer, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service seal a decade-long effort to protect a critical piece of Pisgah National Forest. The trees are still mostly bare except for thickets of rhododendron adding dense green along the Mills River’s North Fork just inside Pisgah National […]

Ready to head out on an Asheville Mountain Biking Ride or Road Ride? You’ve come to the right place. Asheville has some great mountain biking trails with a wide range of difficulty from the difficult singletrack found in nearby Pisgah National Forest’s mountain biking trails to the fun and flowy singletrack at Bent Creek, Asheville’s […]

Our guide to the best Asheville backpacking trips and Asheville backcountry camping spots will get you out and on the trail exploring some of the absolute most beautiful overnight hiking trails the Asheville area has to offer. When it comes to fun overnight options near Asheville, there are a great number of hikes to choose from, but we’ve […]

Looking for the best Asheville rock climbing adventures? The WNC Adventure Guide’s Best Rock Climbing + Bouldering Guide features some of our favorite climbing and bouldering areas in and around Asheville, NC and is presented by Climbmax Climbing Mountain Guides and the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center. Our guide to the best Asheville rock climbing areas and Asheville bouldering spots will […]

Our guide to the best Asheville dog friendly adventures will help get you out on the trail with your pup and start exploring some of the absolute best pet-friendly adventures the Asheville area has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a dog park, a spot to take Fido for a swim or an epic overnight adventure, you’ll […]

Ready to explore some great hikes in Asheville?  Our guide to the best Asheville hiking trails includes info on hikes in Pisgah National Forest, Mount Mitchell, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. The Asheville Adventure Guide’s Best Asheville Hiking Trails is presented by Mast General Store. Asheville is an outdoor destination perfect for all-season exploration. For […]

Our guide to the best Asheville family adventures will help get you on the right path to exploring some of the absolute best family adventures the Asheville area has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a family hike, a spot to go for a quick swim or a big overnight adventure, you’ll find a few of our favorite recommended adventures in […]

The Asheville area is blessed with some of the finest wade fishing opportunities east of the Mississippi. Whether it’s crawling from pool to pool casting dries to weary brook trout on the headwater streams or stalking super selective brown and rainbow trout on the tailwaters of the nearby Watauga and South Holston, the WNC region has it all.

Perfect Weekend Adventure Guide: Asheville, NC Richmond Hill Park (Asheville): Located just minutes from downtown Asheville, Richmond Hill Park offers disc golfers and mountain bikers in Asheville an easy opportunity to get outdoors and into the woods. The park offers more than three miles (with plans to build more) of mountain biking on speedy singletrack […]

Looking for a great place to cool off and have fun doing it? Our Asheville paddling guide features the best river trips and water adventures in Asheville sponsored by French Broad Outfitters and has information on fun things to do in Asheville, NC, including standup paddle boarding in Asheville, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, paddling the French Broad River […]

We headed out to Bent Creek Experimental Forest with some of the crew from Liberty Bicycles to take a look at some of their local trails and find out what makes Green’s Lick trail one of the most popular trails around. For more info on riding in the Asheville area, visit About Green’s Lick […]

Welcome to the Asheville Adventures Guide’s Best City Adventures section. Below you will find information on the best city adventures in Asheville, NC including the Biltmore Estate, the Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course, and the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Explore the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay: Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park are the jewels of the […]

The Gorge Zipline Guests at The Gorge Zipline begin their 3½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge before plunging into the untouched wilderness of the Green River Gorge below. The Gorge Zipline features 11 zip lines, 3 huge rappels and a sky bridge. “The Gorge offers unique perspectives and dramatic […]

  The mountains of North Carolina are blessed with an abundance of water and, in turn, a high concentration of beautiful waterfalls. With around 500 North Carolina waterfalls spread through the region, those in search of a tumbling cascade should certainly have no trouble finding one. But to make it easier for you to find […]

The Lake Julian Disc Golf Course offers a nice mix of holes mostly located in beautiful mixed hardwood forests near Lake Julian. The tight fairways make for numerous challenges, especially considering the dense terrain found just off the fairway on many of the holes. While not too terribly steep, the course does offer a nice […]

  The Fletcher Park Disc Golf is a mostly open layout that occupies half of a 60-acre park. Several of the holes curve into the woods along Cane Creek. Additional hazards include a large wetland that is in play on #4, 8, and 9.     .     [divider]Fletcher Park Disc Golf Course[/divider] Directions […]

This heavily wooded course was designed with abundant elevation changes. With its lengthy 6,093 feet, this full 18 hole course is arguably one of the most challenging and exciting woods courses in the country. Installed in 2001, this course was designed with the serious player in mind. The primary tee box placement is set for […]

When it comes to an adrenaline-packed outdoor adventure, North Carolina whitewater paddling is hard to beat. The top choices for North Carolina whitewater paddling include classic rivers like the Nantahala, the French Broad River, the Pigeon River and nearby rivers such as the Ocoee and Chattoogas. When it comes to summertime adventure, there is nothing […]

Cedar Rock Climbing Guide Tucked just out of view from downtown Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest are numerous exposed granite faces sculpted with geological features and texture that offer a lifetime’s supply of rock climbing opportunities for the adventurous climber. Up until now they were hard to find and the routes oftentimes weren’t all […]