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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville provided by Tumblestone Tours and Transportation

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville

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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.
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    Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Your tour begins with pickup from your Asheville area hotel or accommodation by an air-conditioned van, which has all captains chairs for the drive to and along the Blue Ridge Parkway when open, which is also Great Smoky Mountain National Park an American treasure well known for its scenic beauty and remarkable mountain views. Sit back , relax and enjoy this stunning drive to our first waterfall in Pisgah National Forest  before traveling a short distance to visit two more falls in a beautiful state forest.  Along the way you'll listen to interesting stories about the rich history of the area that has been attracting people to the area for generations from your local Asheville guide.  Wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots for the  easy to moderate hiking portion of the tour. You should feel comfortable walking approximately 3.5 miles at one time during the hiking portion of the tour with stops along the way that will allow you time to enjoy falls, a snack and drink that is provided.  Bring a small day pack if you have one. Safety is always a priority!    After hiking, your tour concludes with transport back to your hotel, leaving you the rest of the afternoon to enjoy at your leisure.
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  • 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
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 3-miles of city center
  • Drink and snack
  • Gratuities
  • A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 3 miles from city center
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wendy P wrote a review 18 Sep
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fun and flexible! Keith was very accommodating with our changing schedule. He was filled with knowledge all about Asheville and even the Vanderbilts! The waterfalls were amazing too!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
lorihoodlawson wrote a review 14 Sep
Tallahassee, Florida1 contribution
Keith is an amazing source of information about Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway area. The hiking trails to the waterfalls were not terribly difficult. Such a beautiful area!
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Date of experience: September 2020
David E wrote a review 12 Sep
Chapel Hill, North Carolina6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our tour on September 8, 2020 was fantastic! Our guide, Keith, is the best! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, it’s history, the plant life and ecosystem. He was also more than willing to adapt to my particular physical situation involving some back issues by
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Date of experience: September 2020
traveler3562014 wrote a review 3 Sep
Rosanky, Texas5 contributions
So enjoyed the scenery and Keith made sure to include local history and shared his knowledge of all plants and wildlife. He was ever so gracious in adjusting to a bit slower pace for this grandma ☺️
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from Keith Y, Owner at Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville
Responded 2 days ago
It was a lot fun going out with you both on the waterfall tour. We hope to see again and thanks for taking a moment to write a review.
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Stephanie C wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We came to Asheville on a whim and wanted a mix of outdoor adventure and arts. This tour was perfect for us as non-hikers. There was never a “are we there yet?” moment due to Keith’s narration, interesting stories, and pacing of this tour. The scenery was gorgeous and the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Keith Y, Owner at Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Transportation from Asheville
Responded 4 weeks ago
It was great to meet you all and thanks for the opportunity to take you out to see some beautiful country. The falls are amazing these days with all of the rain the we've been having. We greatly appreciate your review and hopefully our paths will cross again. Best of luck with getting back to school.
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By: Tumblestone Tours and Transportation
Waterfall visits
Keith was an excellent guide. We did a mom/ daughter girl trip with my sister and her daughter, Keith showed us 3 b
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An absolute must!
The tumblestone tour was the best part of our trip to Asheville, and that's saying a lot because we loved every sin
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Spectacular Waterfalls With Very Knowledgeable & Friendly Guide
We are glad we discovered Tumblestone Tours. Our guide, Keith, was so knowledgeable and friendly; we really enjoyed
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Amazing tour/hike of Asheville and the surrounding area
I highly recommend this tour/hike. It was the perfect mix of a tour of the Parkway by van and getting out and hikin
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Tumble stone Tours
Exceptional guide named Keith was one of the best guides ever! He was knowledgeable about history of the area, flo
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Keith is a great guide
Very personable guide. He is very knowledgeable of the trails , locale and vegetation(including pointing out plant
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Great tour and beautiful waterfalls
The guide, Keith, was great and was very cognizant of various fitness levels of all individuals. The waterfalls wer
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The most amazing experience!
First let me say you should book this tour. This was the absolute best part of our five days in Asheville. Keith wa
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Trip to the Waterfalls
Keith gave a great tour. It's amazing to see nature create such a beautiful landscape. The walk/hike was manageabl
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Christine C
Waterfall Tour
Keith was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the Asheville area. Saw three waterfalls which
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Perfect experience!
Curbside pick up at our hotel was the start to a perfect morning. Keith was so knowledgeable and was a great guid
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John C
Wonderful family excursion
Our family of 5 with three teenagers had a wonderful experience on the waterfall hike. I would highly recommend it
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Stunning waterfall tour
Perfect way to get out and see the natural splendor of the area. Our 2 teens loved it too. Keith was a wonderful an
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Excellent tour with Keith
We had a fantastic time with Keith on the waterfall tour. He was very prompt and attentive to our entire group. He
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great experience
We all had a great experience on the tour and hike. I would recommend the trip to anyone. Keith was an excellent g
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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