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Private Full Day: Clients can chose from trips ranging 5-10 miles and destinations such as Cold Mountain, Black Balsam, the Appalachian Trail, and our popular waterfall tour. (6-8 hours)
— $265 for 1-3 hikers, $40 for each additional hiker
Private Half Day: Spend the morning or afternoon exploring some of the best trails near Asheville. Most half-day hikes are 3-5 miles and well suited for beginner and intermediate hikers. (3-5 hours)
— $175 for 1-3 hikers, $25 for each additional hiker
Super Saturday Hikes: Guests meet at the Asheville Downtown Visitor Center at 9 AM and join a group hike to one of the best half-day hike locations near Asheville. Every Saturday from April through October. (3-5 hours)
— $50 per person
Group Trips and Workshops: Blue Ridge Hiking Company offers several multi-day hikes, backpacking trips, and workshops throughout the year. From learning to identify wildflowers to preparing for a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail these courses are well suited for a range of abilities and interests.
— Please check our upcoming events and sign-up for the company newsletter for more information.
Frequently Asked Day Hike Questions
What do I need to bring on a day hike?
Please wear comfortable walking shoes. (Sneakers and running shoes are great, you do not have to wear boots.) We ask that you bring a rain jacket and extra layers, as well as one liter of water for half-day hikes and two liters of water for a full day hike. You are welcome to bring a day pack if you have one. *It is very important that you bring personal prescriptions, such as an inhaler or epi-pen, that you might need on the trail.
Where do we meet?
The guide will meet you on the first floor entrance of the Asheville Visitor and Convention Bureau, located at 36 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801. From there you will caravan to the trailhead.
What if it's raining?
We hike in all kinds of weather - including rain and snow. If Blue Ridge Hiking Company deems the conditions unsafe for hiking or driving (e.g. flooding, lightning, ice) then we will cancel the trip and provide a full refund.
If I have a special need or health condition, can I still hike?
Absolutely! We have worked with blind, deaf, and mobility impaired individuals. We can customize the trip and distance to meet your needs.
What about food? Can you accommodate any diet?
We provide hearty snacks on half-day hikes and picnic lunches on full-day hikes. We are happy try and meet dietary needs and restrictions with advance notice.
Can I bring my pet?
Only service animals on leash are allowed on Blue Ridge Hiking Company outings.
Can I bring my firearm?
What is your cancelation policy?
For Day Hikes, you may receive a full refund up until a week before your trip. You may change the date (within one calendar year) up until 48 hours before before your trip.
How long are the hikes?
Half Day Hikes range in distance from 3 to 5 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.
Full Day Hikes range in distance from 5 to 10 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.
How far away are the hikes?
Our hikes are anywhere from 30 minutes to just over an hour's drive from Asheville.
Do I tip my guide?
If your guide does an outstanding then you are welcome to show your appreciation with a tip.