Blue Ridge Parkway Tour: Discover Authentic Waterfalls
493 Ratings
Embark on a guided tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway and uncover hidden waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and fascinating insights into the region's history, plants, and wildlife.
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • National Forest Road - This tour showcases the most spectacular waterfalls and vistas around Asheville in just a half day! Your guide is a seasoned naturalist, eager to highlight the intriguing wildlife and flora you’ll encounter on the hike. You’ll leave the tour feeling exhilarated by the breathtaking landscapes and captivating tales!\n\nDiscover the largest waterfalls as well as hidden gems in Pisgah National Forest, which boasts over 250 waterfalls. We traverse the beautiful pathways of Pisgah National Forest and the renowned Blue Ridge Parkway for a comprehensive 4 1/2 hours.\n\nUpon entering the National Forest, you’ll embark on a hike to more than two waterfalls, covering roughly 3 miles, while enjoying the magnificent views of the Appalachian region and sampling wild edible plants. Conclude your adventure with panoramic views of towering mountain summits and lush valleys from the Blue Ridge Parkway.\n\nEnsure you have solid footwear, and consider bringing an additional layer for warmth. Water and snacks are available for purchase at the starting point of your tour.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Hiking poles
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • Ponchos
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and water (available upon request if you do not bring your own)
Additional Information

Highlighted in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, experience the genuine allure of the Blue Ridge Parkway guided by a trained naturalist showcasing the top scenic sites, photography points, and invigorating waterfalls that put Asheville on the map. The tour is an intimate, small-group experience that facilitates a profound understanding of the region through your accomplished guide.

  • Gain insights into the region’s history, flora, and fauna from your trained naturalist guide
  • Explore renowned waterfalls as well as lesser-known ones
  • Bask in the ethereal mountain views that the Blue Ridge Parkway has to offer
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
1 River Arts Pl
River Arts Place
Transportation provided from our storefront at 1 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Free public parking is 100 yards past the storefront to the right. DO NOT PARK AT CURVE STUDIOS! Our shuttle vehicles are comfortable and clean, though forest roads limit vehicle size.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 14, 2024
Nature Immersion - This was a wonderful way to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the area. Chaney, our guide, has an infectious enthusiasm and depth of knowledge about these mountains. We saw several waterfalls and had a teuky lovely day.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 12, 2024
Vistalicious! - We had a great experience with our guide Schuler. She was super informative and kept a great pace going for the group without leaving anyone behind. The drive was beautiful with lots of great photo ops, and stops. The hike to the waterfalls was easy enough and offered us time to stop and take photos and enjoy the views of nature all around us. Schulers knowledge of local foliage and wildlife helped make the hike even more interesting. Highly recommend this tour and the wonderful Schuler!
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Apr 9, 2024
Waterfalls - Chaney did a wonderful job. The falls were amazing, the hike was suitably challenging, and the facts he shared were very interesting. Thank-you for a great day!
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Apr 6, 2024
Great day! - Blessed to explore parts of the Pisgah Forest with my husband and our tour guide, Brooks! My hubby and I learned so much during our day! Brooks was very knowledgeable and helpful during our trip. We can’t wait to experience more adventures on our next trip to Asheville!
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Apr 3, 2024
Beauty beyond words and pictures. - I have lived most of my life in North Carolina and never went a tour of the Appalachian trails/waterfalls. Now I can say I have seen a very small portion of this area. Thank you Shannon and Anna for sharing your time with me. Sorry I didn't tip more but that's all the cash I had on me, fear of losing it on the trails. Great tour guides,♥️♥️♥️♥️
Review provided by Viator
Apr 2, 2024
A good way to learn about a farest and park - It was a father/daughter outing. Our tour guide Lili was awesome. She was able to relate to everyone on the tour. She showed us that as spring starts the forest is alive. We were introduced to wild mint and learnt that ground cover were trees a million years ago. We also treated to gorgeous waterfalls. It was a lot of fun!
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Apr 2, 2024
Ian and the Blue Ridge Waterfalls Tour was Awesome!!! - My husband, 14 y.o. son and I all loved this hiking tour with Ian as our knowledgable guide! He was so awesome, knew a ton of information about so many things, was energetic, personable and really seemed to love what he is doing. He was patient with me as I am interested in photography and needed extra time at certain spots. He also was able to curate our tour based on our desire to avoid more popular and crowded waterfalls and see some "off-the-beaten-path" ones. I definitely would plan to go on more tours by this company and by Ian, in particular. Thank you!!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 1, 2024
Must do while in Asheville - Amazing hike and great tour guide. Highly recommend! They give water and snacks which was a nice treat 😊 would definitly go again!
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Mar 31, 2024
Peaceful and gorgeous hike and waterfall viewing - Great tour of three waterfalls. Our guide, Brooks, was knowledgeable and kind and made this an experience I’d do over again and for a longer period of time.
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Mar 31, 2024
Beautiful Tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway - This was a wonderful tour. Our guide, Eli was amazing. She was quite knowledgeable of the area and plant life. She's also very passionate about what she does
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
May 2024