Five-Star Trails: Asheville

Five-Star Trails: Asheville


2nd Edition

35 Spectacular Hikes in the Land of the Sky

These 35 five-star hiking trails in the Asheville area include popular routes and hidden treasures, and they range widely in elevation, distance, and difficulty.

Explore the Best Trails of Asheville, North Carolina

Peaceful waterfalls, dramatic mountain vistas, bountiful nature preserves, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s no better place to hit the trails than the Asheville area. With the expert guidance of accomplished hiker and local author Jennifer Pharr Davis, you’ll find plenty of popular routes and hidden hiking treasures.

These 35 five-star hiking trails are for all levels and interests, and they range widely in elevation, distance, and difficulty. Davis details everything from easy strolls in the deep woods to thrilling treks atop mountains. GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads help you get to where you’re going. Trail descriptions and expert insights into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes enhance your enjoyment along the way. Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children help to ensure that you quickly find the perfect trip.

Save time and make the most of your hiking adventures. Experience the best of Asheville’s breathtaking scenery, varied terrain, and amazing wildlife. Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail!

Additional information

Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 5 × 8 in

Jennifer Pharr Davis



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Illustration Notes

photographs throughout; 40 maps


Five-Star Trails

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Menasha Ridge Press


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