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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

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Overview
Enjoy a scenic guided tour of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville without having to worry about driving or directions. Visit three waterfalls and take in the views of the mountain range as you listen to the natural history and culture of the area from your guide. Hike a few easy to moderate trails to explore the fauna of the area, including laurels and rhododendron through oak and hickory forests.
Highlights
  • Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway with round-trip transport from your Asheville hotel
  • Learn the natural history and culture of the area from your guide
  • Visit three scenic waterfalls and enjoy a moderate guided hike
  • Light refreshments provided
What to Expect
Start your tour with a pickup from your Asheville hotel before heading to Blue Ridge Parkway. This parkway follows some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Appalachian Mountain range, known for its scenic beauty. Stop at Pisgah National Forest to view the first of three waterfalls while listening to a guide tell stories from the area. Next, head to a state forest to visit the last two waterfalls before heading out on an easy to moderate hike through some of the oak and hickory forests. This hike is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) and comfortable shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Enjoy the falls while nibbling on light refreshments provided by the tour. At the end of the tour, you are dropped back to your Asheville hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Sweet Pea Hostel, Bon Paul & Sharkeys Hostel, Asheville Hostel & Guest House. We also pick up at most area Bed & Breakfast locations.

We pick up within 4 miles of city center. If you are out side that area we can meet at The Asheville Visitor Center ,36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801. ( safe parking)
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 4-miles of city center
  • Drink and snack
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 4 miles from city center
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking required
  • Maximum of 7 people per tour
  • Not suitable for participants who have had a knee or hip replacement within the last year
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
  • Hike is at a comfortable pace for approximately 3.0 miles about 1 1/2 miles per hour for hiking portion of the tour
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had an exceptional day with Keith as our tour guide. He was very kind, easy going and knowledgeable about asheville. Along our beautiful drive on the blue ridge parkway Keith shared some history of the town and more specifically the land which made the tour more memorable. If
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Responded 1 week ago
We are very glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was great to meet you both and we greatly appreciate your kind words.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our hiking tour of the Parkway Waterfalls, it was gorgeous! Our guide Keith was great. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area!
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much! It really is a gorgeous place up here in the mountains. We appreciate you taking the tour and your time to write a review.
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+7
This is a must do when in Asheville! Sit back and Keith guides you and tells stories, educates on history and forest. What a fantastic tour!!
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! The color of the changing leaves was pretty amazing this week. We greatly appreciate you taking the tour and it was good to meet you.
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My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour! It rained during the first part of the tour, but we brought rain jackets and the guide had some umbrellas in the van. Keith was a great guide, sharing information on the history of the area and the plants/trees we encountered
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation! It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for taking a moment to relate your experience.
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We were a group of six. Keith picked us up at our hotel and was very friendly and very informative. We made a few stops to check out the scenery on our way to the hiking and falls. I would highly recommend taking this tour. It was beautiful.
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review/recommendation and it was good to meet you all.
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