Here at Blue Ridge Hiking Company we have been thinking long and hard about how to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary. We all agree that there should to be cake, lots of cake, but beyond that we wanted to focus on attention on something that would give back to the community and also make us better guides.



Our Mission Statement is to “Make the wilderness enjoyable and accessible.” And, our vision statement says “The trail is there for everyone at every phase of life.”


We do a great job of making the trail enjoyable. Our guides are not only knowledgeable and responsible, they are a whole lot of fun to be around. Likewise, we do a solid job of making the wilderness accessible by working largely with beginners, offering scholarships, and welcoming hikers of different ages and backgrounds. But there is always room to do better - be better – and reach more people.

For our Tenth Anniversary we are offering 10 Free Day Hikes to individuals with special needs or concerns. As wonderful is our team is at Blue Ridge Hiking Company, most of us don’t know what it is like to be on the trail while also managing cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, dialysis, type-2 diabetes, 1-year old triplets, a service animal, a child with down syndrome, or regular chemo treatments. But we would like to learn.

We want to show folks our favorite secret trails and hideaways in the mountains surrounding Asheville, but in return we hope that these individuals can share how to better assist and help folks with similar concerns.

We will be the guides and you will be our teachers.

We are willing to customize a hike to meet the needs of our guests, regardless of whether that means bringing special foods, walking a tenth of a mile to watch the sunset, or helping to tote a crying toddler in the company kid carrier. So if you are going through circumstances that make your hiking experience different or unique, let us know about it. Send an e-mail to Tell us if you have always dreamed about setting foot on the Appalachian Trail, taking pictures of waterfalls, or sitting quietly on top of a mountain. We will try to help you fulfill your hiking dreams and you can help us make the trail more ENJOYABLE and ACCESSIBLE for EVERYONE at EVERY PHASE of LIFE.

I am confident that, with your help, 2018 will be our best year yet!