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Moderate Hikes Around Asheville NC

After being cooped up so long, summer is a great time to get outdoors and stretch your legs. Let us guide you to some moderate hikes around Asheville, NC to refresh and invigorate you!

Trails at Wildberry Lodge

On our 44-acre property, we have created 7 hiking trails in partnership with Long Cane Trails. They range from .75 miles up to 1.5 miles. You can choose to hike them individually or linked together. We provide maps and have marked them for easy navigation.

Bearwallow Mountain Trail

  • Type: Out & back
  • Length: 1 mile
  • Duration: 25-30 minutes each way

If you’re looking for a little exercise and a little lunch, you will certainly enjoy this trail. There’s a beautiful open meadow that’s great for picnic lunches. This trail offers colorful wildflowers in the spring, green lush grasses in the summer, and stunning colors in the fall.

Craggy Pinnacle Trail

  • Type: Out & back
  • Length: 1.2 miles
  • Duration: Approx. 40 minutes round trip

This is certainly one of our more picturesque trails. From the gorgeous rhododendron thickets, to the breath-taking sunset views, your photo trigger finger will be working over time. If you’re an early riser, you’ll get to witness the magical morning mist over the mountains. The stillness is tranquil and other worldly.

Daniel Ridge Loop Trail

  • Type: Loop
  • Length: 4 miles
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

If you love waterfalls, you won’t want to pass up this trail. The Daniel Ridge Falls, a 15-foot cascading waterfall, is worth the trek. Parts of the trail may be a bit rough with rocks and roots. However, you’ll also move through a forest and several meadows. You also have the option to hike directly to the falls, which is only about a half mile hike.

Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Hike

  • Type: Out & back
  • Length: 1.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour

This trail has some amazing views…for those who aren’t afraid of heights. Atop the historic Fryingpan Tower, you will have a beautiful panoramic view of Pisgah National Forest and landmarks such as Cold Mountain and Looking Glass Rock. It’s a fairly easy hike but you’ll have a steep climb up five stories to enjoy the view.

Graveyard Fields Loop Trail

  • Type: Loop
  • Length: 3.5 miles
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

This family-friendly trail provides enjoyment for everyone. Rhododendrons, waterfalls, meadows, forests, and even blueberry picking are some of the things you’ll experience on this trek. If you’re camping in the area, you can add more trails to enjoy more of nature’s goodness.

John Rock Trail

  • Type: Loop
  • Length: 5.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 hours

Now this trail is bound to be on any hiker’s bucket list. The Pisgah National Forest has over 400 miles of trails and is considered a “world-class hiking destination.” Forests and waterfalls and some amazing hiking—how can it get any better?

Mountains-To-Sea-Trail at Craven Gap

  • Type: Out & back
  • Length: 4.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 hours

This is another family-friendly hiking trail. It’s a great way to start enjoying mountain scenery. Many of our locals will walk or run this trail as it is very close to residential areas. It is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and a section of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail that crosses North Carolina. There is not much signage on this trail but you will have a “blaze” (white painted circle) on trees to help guide you.

Roan Mountain Hike on the Appalachian Trail

  • Type: Out & back
  • Length: 5 miles
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

This trail provides something unique—the “balds.” Three grassy hilltops (thus, they’re bald) provide views of the most scenic part of the Appalachian Trail. There’s Round Bald, Jane Bald, and Grassy Ridge Bald. You move through a forested area to break through to the meadow grassy hilltops. (“bald” hilltops…OK, that’s just too funny!) If you take the trail up to Grassy Ridge Bald, you’ll walk through a rhododendron tunnel out to an open meadow great for a picnic lunch.

Book Your Stay at Wildberry Lodge

With all that hiking you’ll want to settle down for a cozy, relaxing evening and finally a luxurious night’s rest. We would love to host your stay on your next hiking getaway. Enjoy rooms with jetted tubs, spa bath robes, luxurious linens, and sumptuously comfortable beds. Check availability today!

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