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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

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Discover the natural sights and scenery surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway in Great Smoky Mountain National Park in an active way on a hiking tour with transport through the  mountains from Asheville. You'll drive through some beautiful mountain scenery on the way visit three waterfalls and two protected forests . (IMPORTANT Before booking this tour please know that we will be walking approximately 3 miles on the hiking portion of this tour over 2 hours at pace of about 1 1/2 miles per hour , including stops at the falls and you should feel comfortable walking this distance before making a booking.) Snacks, beverages, and hotel pickup and drop-off by small-group vehicle (all window seats) are included. Tour is limited to seven people for a more personalized experience. Alternate tour routes are taken when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed. Pick up time is between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at your area hotel within 4 miles of City Center.
Highlights
  • Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway with round-trip transport from your Asheville hotel
  • Learn the natural history and culture of the area from your guide
  • Visit three scenic waterfalls and enjoy a moderate guided hike
  • Light refreshments provided
What to Expect
Start your tour with a pickup from your Asheville hotel before heading to Blue Ridge Parkway. This parkway follows some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Appalachian Mountain range, known for its scenic beauty. Stop at Pisgah National Forest to view the first of three waterfalls while listening to a guide tell stories from the area. Next, head to a state forest to visit the last two waterfalls before heading out on an easy to moderate hike through some of the oak and hickory forests. This hike is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) and comfortable shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Enjoy the falls while nibbling on light refreshments provided by the tour. At the end of the tour, you are dropped back to your Asheville hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Sweet Pea Hostel, Bon Paul & Sharkeys Hostel, Asheville Hostel & Guest House. We also pick up at most area Bed & Breakfast locations.

We pick up within 4 miles of city center. If you are out side that area we can meet at The Asheville Visitor Center ,36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801. ( safe parking)
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within 4-miles of city center
  • Drink and snack
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 4 miles from city center
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking required
  • Maximum of 7 people per tour
  • Not suitable for participants who have had a knee or hip replacement within the last year
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
  • Hike is at a comfortable pace for approximately 3.0 miles about 1 1/2 miles per hour for hiking portion of the tour
  • Operates in most weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour! It rained during the first part of the tour, but we brought rain jackets and the guide had some umbrellas in the van. Keith was a great guide, sharing information on the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim P
Keith Y, Owner at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation! It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for taking a moment to relate your experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of six. Keith picked us up at our hotel and was very friendly and very informative. We made a few stops to check out the scenery on our way to the hiking and falls. I would highly recommend taking this tour....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Keith Y, Owner at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review/recommendation and it was good to meet you all.

Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Fantastic! Keith, our tour guide, was amazing. Knowledgeable and professional. We would highly recommend!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bill M
Keith Y, Owner at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks and we appreciate your recommendation!

Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Keith was awesome! Was in touch with us by text with our questions. He met us exactly when & where he said he would. His knowledge of the history of the area (Vanderbilt’s involvement) was insightful and made the trip so interesting for us. Very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda F
Keith Y, Manager at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Thank you for your recommendation! It was nice to meet you all and please look us up again if you are in the the Asheville area.

Reviewed 24 August 2019

This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Asheville. Keith is a knowledgeable, kind, and fun tour guide. The tour was well organized and ran smoothly. The waterfalls were absolutely gorgeous, and stopping at points along the Blue Ridge Parkway to see...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Claire F
Keith Y, Owner at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

Thank you for your kind words and we are very glad that you enjoyed the waterfall tour. It was nice to meet you and we very much appreciate your recommendation.

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Yes we do, please text over the date you are considering and we will contact you if it opens up. Thank you
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This would be good for all ages. Keith will be accommodating to all, he is great.
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Yes, absolutely. He is really good about giving people some time and giving those who want to listen some historic info.
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