Five-Star Trails: Asheville

Five-Star Trails: Asheville


3rd Edition

35 Spectacular Hikes in the Land of the Sky

Discover 35 five-star hiking trails near Asheville, North Carolina, including popular routes and hidden gems.

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. This diverse geographical region offers a variety of easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes. Travel through history at Mount Pisgah via Buck Spring Lodge. Take in the scenery at Big Firescald Knob. Bring the kids to Bearwallow Mountain.

Explore 35 of the region’s best, five-star trails with this easy-to-carry and easy-to-use guidebook. In the updated edition, acclaimed author and record-setting hiker/backpacker Jennifer Pharr Davis presents everything you need to know about spectacular outings that lead to mountain panoramas, majestic waterfalls, remote wilderness, amazing wildlife, and more.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Descriptions of 35 five-star hiking trails for all levels and interests
  • GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads
  • Insight into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes
  • Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children

Save time and make the most of your hiking adventures. From easy strolls in the deep woods to thrilling treks atop mountains, experience the best of Asheville’s breathtaking scenery and varied terrain. Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail!

Additional information

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Jennifer Pharr Davis



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Five-Star Trails


Menasha Ridge Press

Publication Date

April 16, 2024


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