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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

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Asheville, United States
Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Hike the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this guided day trip to three scenic waterfalls from Asheville. Take in views of the mountains as you tour the classic road in a comfortable van and hear stories about the area’s natural history and culture from your local guide. Watch for blooming laurels and rhododendron as you walk the easy to moderate trails through lush oak and hickory forests. Enjoy light refreshments along the way with plenty of time to relax by the falls before returning to Asheville.
  • Hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway on a tour from Asheville
  • Observe the flora and fauna of North Carolina
  • A maximum of seven hikers makes for a personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off within 3-miles of city center
Drink and snack
Gratuities
A meeting place and time for pickup can be arranged if you are more than 3 miles from city center

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8:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Sweet Pea Hostel, Bon Paul & Sharkeys Hostel, Asheville Hostel & Guest House. We also pick area Bed & Breakfast locations within 3 miles of city center. ***We pick up at the Asheville Visitors Center 36 Montford Avenue Asheville NC 28801 if you are staying outside our 3 mile pick up area. (safe parking)*** We pick up within 3 miles of city center. ***If you are out side that area we will meet at The Asheville Visitor Center ,36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801.*** ( safe parking)
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tumblestone Tours & Transportation LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville.

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  • "Definitely a must if you want to walk in the beautiful outdoors near Asheville" See review
  • "Not too difficult and loved every minute of it, highly recommend." See review

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star-5
Better then expected.
JOHN_P
, Nov 2021
Keith, our tour guide, was fabulous. He was informative, didn’t rush anyone and was extremely pleasant. Would recommend this tour.
star-5
A day well spent!
Lauri_K
, Oct 2021
Fantastic waterfalls! Extremely knowledgeable guide who was conscious of everyone’s hopes for the trip and physical abilities.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience on the waterfall excursion. Autumn is such a beautiful time to roam around the mountains and view the slow colorful transition of the changing leaves. We hope to see you again.
star-5
A perfect capsule of the Asheville region
Joanne_L
, Oct 2021
We joined Keith and another couple in his very comfortable van for a wonderful day viewing waterfalls and the beautiful scenery along the Blue Ridge Parkway and throughout the Smoky Mountain National Park and Pisgah National Forest. Keith was an engaging guide and naturalist who included a recitation of some local lore. His 43 years in the region gave him unparalleled knowledge for the tour. I would highly recommend this as a way a nice cross section of the region in a short amount of time. Thanks Keith for the great experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for joining the tour and for your kind words. We are glad that you had a good experience. This is an beautiful place with so many areas to explore. We hope to see you again if you are back in the Asheville area.
star-5
Purple Mountain Majesty on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Cindy_C
, Sep 2021
An incredible tour, breathtaking views, now I know what the meaning of “purple mountain majesty” really is! Keith is a knowledgeable tour guide, made the ride and hike comfortable and provided snacks and water for everyone on the tour. We were lucky to have a beautiful September day which allowed for some awesome photos of the spectacular scenery, what an experience! Highly recommend this adventure.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We are very glad that you enjoyed the waterfall experience and thank your for taking the tour and your recommendation. Love the " purple mountain majesty" reference. With a little luck our paths will cross again.
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star-5
Keith is the man!!!
Dylan_S
, Sep 2021
Keith was an absolutely incredible tour guide. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does that it really shows. The ride was insanely comfortable and looking out at the blue ridge parkway while learning about the history of Asheville is blissful. Keith was also very accommodating with a variety of snacks and cold drinks. The waterfalls were beautiful and so worth the mini hike. We are so grateful that this was our first Asheville experience. Highly highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Many thanks for your kind words and your recommendation. It was good to meet you both on your Asheville getaway and hopefully we will see you again in the future.
star-5
Best day in Asheville
Irene_H
, Aug 2021
Best day in the Asheville area. Keith was the best guide with his love and knowledge of nature coupled with his long time living in the area. He even worked at the Biltmore Estate when it was being restored and was able to give us a lot of insight into that process. Tour spots were great
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Irene! Thank you for joining the tour. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I wish you the best in all of your travels. Keith
star-5
A hike to remember
Sharyn_K
, Aug 2021
Our guide, Keith, was knowledgeable and awesome. Not only did he entertain us with stories but also pointed out native species on our hike. Being close to the falls and experiencing the amazing splendor of nature was awe-inspiring. Would definitely revisit falls in future.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you both for joining the waterfall tour and I am very glad that you enjoyed it. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and get out on the trails on a regular basis. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again if you are back in the Asheville area.
star-5
Awesome
Peggy_H
, Aug 2021
Awesome experience Thanks Keith for making our trip memorable Highly recommend this excursion Beautiful sights
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
You are very welcome, so glad that you enjoyed it ! Thanks for your recommendation and for taking a moment to write a review.
star-5
A must do!
ROBERT_R
, Jul 2021
Everything was memorable; the beautiful scenic drive, the exillerating hike and breathtaking waterfalls; but finding berries and all sorts of mushrooms was quite unforgettable and such an added treat!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you! We appreciate you taking a moment to write down your comments and very glad that you enjoyed our excursion.
star-5
Gorgeous views and great guide!
Lori_L
, Jun 2021
Keith was wonderfully knowledgeable, super engaging, accommodating and an overall great guide. The beauty of the tour is remarkable. My daughter and I loved every moment and highly recommend this adventure!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
We are glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the mountain/waterfall tour. Thanks for your kind words!

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