Private Paradise

Escape the crowds while your guide unveils some of Western North Carolina’s best kept secret views & waterfalls known only to locals!

                                                                    Quick Facts

Difficulty: Moderate

Price: $75 per person. Children under 2 are free!

Inquire about our special prices for multiple tour bookings! 

Group size: Private tour (just your party)

Call for groups larger than 6

Length: 3 miles total

Time: 8:00 AM 

Company provided: Drinks, snacks, hiking poles, ponchos, sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, first aid kit

See below for more FAQ and details!

Hiking for the Solitude Seeker!

Discover the best kept secrets in the Blue Ridge Mountains when your local guide leads you to places only the locals know about! On this private tour, you’ll get to uncover exclusive, hidden locations off the Blue Ridge Parkway that have yet to be discovered by tourists!

 

After meeting your guide in the morning at a public location in West Asheville, you’ll follow in your personal vehicle to the designated trailhead off the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there, hike a little-known, 3 mile trail which leads to private, sweeping vistas for which the Blue Ridge Mountains are known. As you soak in the beauty, you will learn intriguing facts about the historic Appalachian mountains.

 

After regrouping at your car, you’ll follow your guide on a scenic 20 minute drive to an idyllic set of waterfalls that you won’t find on any trail apps! Take your time admiring each cascade as you meander down the trail, each waterfall growing more impressive than the last. As you reach the last one, you’ll set up camp for approximately 20 minutes for refueling, relaxing, and swimming. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to follow your guide back to West Asheville or stay to explore more on your own.

 

Lasting between 3-4 hours, this tour allows ample opportunity to explore and savor the hidden gems revealed in the North Carolina mountains!

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Megan was very knowledgeable about the area and we felt very comfortable with her. We can highly recommend Megan as a hiking guide.
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Katie Grier

$75 per person (minimum 2 tickets)

Children under 2 are free!

Inquire about our special prices for multiple tour bookings! 

This tour tends to lean towards the moderate side of hiking difficulty. There is one steep incline/decline with the majority of the terrain consisting of uneven ground caused by rocks and tree roots. It is recommended to have moderate physical abilities to successfully complete this tour.

This tour averages about 3 hiking miles total and generally lasts between 3-4 hours

Tours meet at 8:00 AM in order to be complete by early afternoon

If you are staying in the Asheville area, you will meet your guide at a public meeting location in West Asheville. When you receive your booking confirmation email, you will receive the exact location for where to meet your guide. We also ask that you follow the guide in your personal vehicle. This allows for greater flexibility if guests choose to continue their adventure after the tour concludes.

 

Please contact us if you are staying outside of Asheville and would like to meet your guide at the designated trailhead at 9:00 AM

-Supportive tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Hiking sandals are another option for water crossings or swimming. Rubber soles with traction are best.

-The temperature & weather in this area can be temperamental. Please bring extra layers for higher elevations.

-If you plan on swimming, consider wearing your bathing suit under your hiking clothes as there are no restrooms for changing.

  • Private, secluded locations
  • Drinks/heavy snacks
  • Hiking poles/ ponchos/ towels
  • Sunscreen/bug repellent/hand sanitizer

***Please let us know if there are any allergies we should be aware of, and we will do our best to make accommodations. 

This hike is approximately 3 miles total. The terrain is beginner and intermediate friendly (please see “Difficulty” for more details). You know your child best, so we leave it up to you when deciding if your child will be comfortable hiking this distance.

Yes! We are happy to have your pup on this tour, but please remember that he/she needs to be on a 6 foot, non-retractable leash. Please bring food & water (bowl) for your pet.

Our guides are CPR/First Aid Certified. We carry a basic First Aid kit, but please bring personal medication if necessary (e.g. Epipen, enhaler, etc).

Tips are never required, but always appreciated!

For more answers, head over to our FAQ page!

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