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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist
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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

By Asheville Hiking Tours
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€92.43
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€92.43
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Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-99, max of 9 per group
Duration: 4h 45m
Start time: Check availability
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Local guide
  • Hiking Poles
  • Ponchos
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and water (which you can purchase at beginning of your tour)


Departure details
  • 162 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Transportation provided from the lots at 162 Craven Street, Asheville NC – guests may take taxis, etc or can park for free. We offer a comfortable riding experience, though forest roads limit vehicle size. Our clean, well-maintained fleet (Ford Expedition/Econoline Van) has varied height/leg room.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 73087P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 9 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist?
Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist price starts from €91.57. Discover and book Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist on Tripadvisor
What is the Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist cancellation policy?
Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist?
Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist is hosted by Asheville Hiking Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Asheville Hiking Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 73087P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mrsadkins81
mrsadkins81
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Wonderful Experience
Our tour guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with my 11 year old who constantly asked questio
kylecF6115TK
kylecF6115TK
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Must do tour if your in Asheville
Such an amazing hiking experience. We went after a big freeze so we got to see partially frozen waterfalls and amaz
rafandcarla
rafandcarla
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Amazing Blue Ridge mountain hiking tour!!
Excellent hiking with a great guide, Eli. She was knowledgeable about the history, flora, and fauna with great ener
clintontrotta
clintontrotta
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Awesome tour
Paul our guide was knowledgeable and kind! He took us to some great waterfalls and some great hikes.. We even got s
Jacqueline M
Jacqueline M
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Our hiking trip with Paul exceeded expectations!
Paul promptly picked us up in his Expedition at 8:30 am Saturday morning and drove us into the beautiful Blue Ridge
dplump50
dplump50
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Great experience
Hiked with Eli on 10/26/22. Great hike and Eli was awesome. You will see great waterfalls and avoid the crowds.
s3stooges
s3stooges
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Private Tour
Our guide was awesome, took us to ubique waterfalls out the normal routes. He went above and beyond our expectatio
G2721IVstephaniem
G2721IVstephaniem
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Amazing hike
Our guide Paul was amazing! We had the best hike and saw spectacular scenery. We learned so much while having so m
brianjJ5794WK
brianjJ5794WK
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Waterfall Hiking Tour
Just a fantastic time. Paul was incredibly knowledgeable, took extra time, and generally complemented the beautiful
mar_asoff_ag
mar_asoff_ag
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Great hike, beautiful hiking trail
We had such a pleasant hike with our super friendly guide Eli. The hiking trail was beautiful and Eli was very know
Hikersami
Hikersami
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Amazing hiking tour
Our tour guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable and personable. He made the trip very enjoyable. I will definitely rec
Sarah C
Sarah C
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Off beat hiking tour
Paul is an excellent knowledgeable educated nature guide, which I would have no hesitancy in recommending for any h
Drjacob1234
Drjacob1234
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Great intro to the mountains and scenery
Seeing waterfalls and view of mountains from highway amazing. M K tour guide energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable
Z8946SNandrewk
Z8946SNandrewk
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Amazing views with an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide
This was a great experience. Our tour guide, Paul, was a wealth of knowledge and made the trip incredible. We highl
denisewN1736EL
denisewN1736EL
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Worth Every Step!
OK so this was my first hike of any kind and my husband and myself and our best friends absolutely loved it! Our to
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Alicia V
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Mike with Asheville Hiking Tours is simply amazing. His personality is down to earth, & a treasure trove of knowledge about Appalachian history & info about trees & natural preservation of precious resources. His background is in forestry so the amount of interesting tidbits he passes on to his tour group are downright fascinating. If you love nature & are drawn to the peak of the fall season I recommend the last couple of weeks of October. The splashy gorgeous colors of the trees were unbelievable. The tour my husband & I were part of a group & we went to Pisgah Forest & were able to enjoy a few waterfalls: Looking Glass Falls, Cove Creek Falls, Catawba Falls, & not sure if it's the official name but Whale Falls. We also drove part of the Blue Ridge Parkway & really felt the experience is so incredibly enriching.
Written 27 October 2021
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"Simply amazing" is a great way to start of such an awesome review of our tour and fall color experience. You did a great job planning the trip for the best color show of the year. We are honored to be able to enrich your experience in WNC. Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review!
Written 4 November 2021
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MavesWife
Greenock, UK161 contributions
This tour was outstanding! We were lucky to have Paul as our guide - he was super smart,funny, considerate and such a genuinely nice person (forgive him for some of his dad jokes!). He shared lots of really interesting information about wildlife, flowers/trees and the local area. He was very patient not only with all of the groups questions but also listening to my husband who was his co-pilot for the day! The tour really is brilliant and Paul is an excellent guide who genuinely cares about the environment (put out a fire someone else left lit!) as well as keen to share his knowledge so that we're all that better informed for future!

book it you will not regret it!
Written 6 October 2022
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Thank you so much for this review! We love to hear that you got to experience the real outdoors! We love Paul for his enthusiasm and love for the forest - glad to know you got to experience that as well! We genuinely feed off our guest's energy so please feel free to be our co-pilot any day!
Written 26 October 2022
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Paul P
1 contribution
Feb 2021
My wife and I had an amazing time on the tour with Paul as our tour guide on the waterfall excursion! If you like to hike and see some natural beauty, this is the place to go! I had signed up for the Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Tour in which was not that difficult in hiking trail. In total, we may have hiked a total of ~3+ miles and it was not that difficult and my wife and I are inexperienced hikers. The hardest part was the second waterfall that went up in elevation slightly.

We had went the first week in February. Paul had said that winter is usually their slow-season because of the cold. Because of the time that we had booked the tour, my wife and I were the only people on the tour; so we had basically a private tour.

The best part of the tour was our guide, Paul! He was so informative and very personable. He knew so much of the history of Pisgah National Forest. He was very helpful to by bringing hiking poles for us which came so much in handy. NOTE: I wouldn't expect to have your guide bring you hiking poles since there could me more people that they may not have enough for everyone. Since we were the only ones on the tour, he was happy to be our "personal" photographer for different part of the hike/tour. He made sure we were ok every step of the way whether it was driving to the different hiking trails, making sure of our well-being during the hike, or even if we wanted to do a little more than the basic parts of the tour.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Asheville especially if the other tour guides are anything like Paul.
Written 16 February 2021
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WOW-Paul will truly love seeing this thoughtful review about your experience in Pisgah with him! It makes our day to know that Asheville Hiking Tours was able to treat you and your wife to a lovely day of waterfalls, storytelling, and fun information about the area! We aim to provide a memorable experience for our guests and glad we fulfilled this for you. Also, we appreciate the feedback about the tour for future guests looking to book with us. It is incredibly helpful to get your insight about the difficulty of the hikes as well as the information shared. Thank you again from Asheville Hiking Tours. See you soon!
Written 18 March 2021
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Tiffany
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My mom and I had the best time. It was raining most of the trip but our guide Paul gave us ponchos and walking sticks. Paul was so informative on everything from the waterfalls to the mushroom he found growing on a branch on the ground. The Blue ridge parkway was not visible due to all of the clouds, so he adjusted the tour and took us to extra waterfalls! When we are two women traveling alone it is important that we feel comfortable with someone we don’t know taking us on our tour. Paul felt more like an old friend than just a guide taking us into his world. He really loves what he does and it really shows! I would 10/10 recommend taking this tour. So much beauty to see. And not enough kind words we can say about our tour guide Paul! Thank you!!
Written 15 December 2022
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Woah! Thanks for an awesome review! We love hearing you had an incredible time hiking with Paul - he is truly a great guide and a wealth of knowledge. Our guides are always thrilled to get our guest out into the forest, despite the weather! We will pass on the kind message onto Paul and also hope to get you back on the trail soon!
Written 10 January 2023
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Mary A
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Excellent experience with Eli! Can't thank Eli enough for giving us a wonderful tour! She was so knowledgeable of the area and knocked herself out giving us a great tour. She kept us moving, told the story of the area with just enough amount of detail and so much enthusiasm that we didn't even mind the rain. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Eli for giving us such an enjoyable and memorable morning!
Written 7 August 2022
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What a thoughtful review! Eli really appreciates this kind of feedback; she's a rockstar on the trails, even when the weather doesn't totally cooperate. Thank you for choosing Asheville Hiking Tours!
Written 22 August 2022
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Karen R
4 contributions
Jul 2022
Our family had a wonderful afternoon hike with outstanding Expert Naturalist, Paul. Paul was great and, wow, does he know about basically everything we saw, from butterflies, to mushrooms, to edible plants, to the tiny creatures living in the waterfalls. We tried to soak up as much as we could learn, and we barely scratched the surface. The surroundings we breathtaking, the hike was very enjoyable, and fairly easy to manage even for kids. Thanks for the terrific introduction to the beauty of this area!
Written 12 August 2022
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What a thoughtful review! Paul really appreciates this kind of feedback; he definitely has a passion for sharing all that he knows with anyone who cares to hear and learn about it. Thank you for choosing Asheville Hiking Tours and leaving your recommendation. We can't wait to have you back!
Written 22 August 2022
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LLITN
Brandon, MS433 contributions
The best decision we made this trip! Paul, our trail guide was excellent with our group. He was equally as entertaining and captivating to us adults as well as to our 13 year old and 10 year old. Our kids were engaged the entire 5 hour tour and learned a bunch. Us adults learned a bunch too! Paul was able to cater to the different interests of the entire group and was always great at answering all of our questions. He is excellently knowledgeable on the Appalachian history, local culture, wildlife, and the plants we come across throughout the tour. We had a great time and enjoyed the entire experience.

I highly recommend Paul for your tour.
Written 1 August 2021
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I sincerely appreciate this detailed feedback, and I know Paul thoroughly enjoyed engaging with your kids on the tour. We hope to see you for another Waterfall Tour on your next visit to Asheville!
Written 20 August 2021
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Alwyn B
Cortlandt Manor, NY32 contributions
We had a great time on our trip with Eli. The weather was pretty bad and we could not see through the fog around the mountains but Eli made up for this by taking us to a bunch of waterfalls and did her absolute best to try and find a good look out spot. She is very knowledgeable about the natural life in the mountains. We would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 1 November 2022
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We appreciate you taking the time to write this review! Our guides are passionate about giving you true adventure in the forest! Thankfully, even a little rain can't ruin a day out in the Pisgah Forest! We hope to hike with you again!
Written 11 November 2022
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Paul LoMonaco
Bluffton, SC17 contributions
Sep 2022
Our experience was exceptional. Met Paul & Eli along with 7 other adventurers. Eli was a wealth of knowledge and very personable. I believe she was born to do this very thing.
We had a young child on the tour and Eli could not have been more accommodating and patient. What a blessing.

The ride was excellent, the stops along the way, BREATHTAKING!!!

The hike was moderately challenging for us, we are in our late 60’s, but doable. Walking sticks were provided a BIG plus. The waterfalls were spectacular and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a day out in nature with a most knowledgeable guide. THANK YOU ELI!!!
Written 27 September 2022
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Thank you so much for this thoughtful review! We take a lot of pride in sharing what we love with our guests. We also love to hear our guides are doing good work out there on the trails. Eli really appreciates feedback like this! We hope to see you again and experience even more together!
Written 28 September 2022
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Robert P
Waco, TX4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great hike and driving tour of Pisgah National Forest with guide Shannon from Asheville Hiking Tours. Very pleasant hike to a beautiful waterfall and multiple stops at other points of interest. Shannon was very knowledgeable re the local flora and fauna and her enthusiasm for the wilderness was obvious. Great experience. Next time we might consider arranging a more customized hike, but this entry level tour was still very worthwhile and enjoyable for first-time visitors to this area.
Written 30 September 2022
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We would love to take you out on a Private Tour to meet your hiking goals! It's great to know that you had such a wonderful time with Shannon - we agree her enthusiasm is contagious! Thanks for this review and hopefully we'll see you again on the trail!
Written 6 October 2022
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