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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

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icon4 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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Local guide
Hiking Poles
Ponchos
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transportation from the Meeting Place at 112 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC
Gratuities
Lunch
Snacks and water (which you can purchase at beginning of your tour)

Departure Point

112 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA

Meet your guide at the start time at Sycamore Cycles/Crank Coffee. Fill up gas tank, wear sturdy shoes and bring an extra layer. YOUR GUIDE WILL CONTACT YOU THE DAY BEFORE YOUR TOUR!

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asheville Hiking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I highly recommend this tour and don’t forget to ask for Paul as your guide." See review
  • "This is a worthwhile experience that is only about 2.5 miles of actual hiking." See review
  • "The drive to and from downtown Asheville was easy and would highly recommend this tour to others who want to enjoy a nice 1/2 day of hiking and spectacular scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountain area." See review

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Great starting point to lear about the area surrounding Asheville.
Marcy_C
, Oct 2021
Chris, our guide, was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable. He has a passion for the area that’s infectious. I wish it had been a full dat tour instead of half day.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Sounds like we'll have to take you out for another tour! Thank you so much for your kind words; Chris loves the feedback.
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We had the best time!
Cassandra_A
, Oct 2021
Mary-Kait was an awesome guide -friendly, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. My sisters and I very much enjoyed our hike. And the waterfalls were amazing!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
The waterfalls are definitely amazing, but it's great to have MK to show you the way! We really appreciate your review.
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Outstanding!!!
Sharon_O
, Oct 2021
Paul, our guide, was awesome! Paul has extensive knowledge of plants, flowers, birds, waterfalls and area history. He loves nature and it shows! Paul helped everyone in our group feel at ease. He chose easy trails with beautiful waterfalls!!! This tour is a win win and was money well spent. We were able to see and do a lot. This tour will not disappoint! Highly recommend!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this outstanding recommendation! Paul loves this kind of feed back almost as much as he loves nature. Come back soon!
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The guide was fantastic,...
Audrey_L
, Sep 2021
The guide was fantastic, he was so knowledgeable and entertaining. The views were amazing and we enjoyed the trip very much.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this amazing review! It's easy to share this beautiful part of the world when you have a guide who knows their stuff. Happy Trails!
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Fantastic Experience!
Chryste_M
, Sep 2021
Our guide’s, Chris, knowledge of birds and plants was extraordinary and entertaining. The waterfalls beauty cannot be captured in pictures along with the majesty of the mountains. Experiencing it on this tour was the highlight of of our trip and Chris made it so.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this philosophical review! You have to see it to experience it. Add in Chris as your guide, and it's unforgettable!
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Fun experience
Sujin_H
, Aug 2021
Mary Kait was wonderful. Small group of six people made the hike easier to navigate because there were many hikers passing by. The hiking stick really helped on a steep climb.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
It always helps to be prepared with gear and a wonderful guide like MK. Thank you so much for your review!
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The Western NC tour extraordinarie!
Christine-Pelillo
, Aug 2021
Our guide, Chris, was phenomenal! His vast knowledge of the waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway & the history of the Pisgah National Forest was incredible! In addition, Chris has been college educated in ecological studies, so it was a wonderful bonus to learn about various birds, wildlife, plants and butterflies. Chris was personable, had a great attitude and disposition and was happy to answer many, many questions from the tour participants. This trip was a great way to spend the day and Chris was the absolute best guide! Can’t wait to come back to Western Carolina!
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Majestic mountains and waterfalls
Diane_G
, Aug 2021
Beautiful mountain views and up close waterfalls visits. Our excellent guide, Paul, took us to the very best spots, avoided crowds and was knowledgeable and interesting.
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Learning as we hiked
Ralph_M
, Aug 2021
Our guide, Paul, was fabulous! We loved the waterfalls and the beautiful scenery. But the best part was Paul's knowledge of the plants, geography, animals, etc. He was literally a walking encyclopedia of the natural world. I highly recommend this experience!
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Incredible tour
Tom_T
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour. MaryKay did an incredible job. I thought it was impressive that she remembered everyone’s name.
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