Tiny Trailblazers

Guided hiking tours specifically designed for children! With games, adventure, and prizes, we ensure your littlest hikers are happy!

                                                                          Quick Facts

Difficulty: Beginner

Price: $225 (1-2 people) $325 (3-4 people) $425 (5-6 people) Children under 2 are free!

Inquire about our special prices for multiple tour bookings! 

Group size: Private tour (just your party). 6 people max

Length: Approx. 2 miles

Time: 8:30 AM

Company provided: Games, activities, prizes, drinks, snacks, hiking poles, ponchos, sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, first aid kit

See below for more FAQ and details!

Hiking for your Youngest Explorers!

Join us on an unforgettable private adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes near Asheville, NC! This specially designed hiking tour for children is guaranteed to delight the young explorers in your group. We know that bringing children on hikes can have its challenges. That’s why we have designed this tour to include child-friendly trails, plenty of rest breaks, and loads of fun!

 

During the Tiny Trailblazers Tour, children will discover the natural wonders of the North Carolina mountains while engaging in fun, nature-based games and activities. Our expert guide will lead the way, ensuring a safe and entertaining experience for the entire family.

 

To begin one of the best NC hikes for children, you will meet your guide at a location in close proximity to the trailhead where there are public restrooms available. From there, you can take a step back from parenting and let our guide do the heavy lifting!

 

Once on the trail, you can allow yourself to be enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic views while your children will be solving a mystery or finding buried treasure! While your children are busy searching for clues, your guide, a Western North Carolina local, will be sharing fascinating facts about the region’s rich history, so your entire group leaves with lasting memories.

 

Grab your swimsuits because the second stop on the Tiny Trailblazers Tour is to one of the most impressive waterfalls and creeks in the area! After marveling at the gushing water plummeting into a basin, we will stop at a refreshing stream where your children can splash and play in the fresh NC mountain waters! Safety is our utmost priority, so your guide will help provide supervision while children (and adults!) frolic in knee-deep waters.

 

Parents can expect a worry-free adventure when booking this tour. Your guide is experienced in elementary school teaching, has passed a background check, and has children of her own. She will tap into the active imaginations kids wield by providing an arsenal of engaging activities tailored to your children’s age group.

 

So, grab your sense of adventure and join us on this remarkable hiking tour in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Let your little ones immerse themselves in the wonders of nature by using waterfalls, panoramic views, and swimming holes as their playground. It’s an experience the whole family will cherish for a lifetime!

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mother and son
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I cannot say enough nice things about Megan! She was so unbelievably patient with us and all of the kids and really kept them engaged the entire time. She truly gave us an awesome experience. Thanks for a memorable day!
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Ree Z
"Megan was patient and fun with our two children. She really knew how to keep them entertained the entire time! The kids' favorite parts were the swimming & all the snacks!"
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Sarah Beckley

$225 (1-2 people) $325 (3-4 people) $425 (5-6 people) Children under 2 are free!

Inquire about our special prices for multiple tour bookings! 

We strive to keep our child-focused tour closer to the easier side of hiking. However, the terrain of Western North Carolina is mountainous and rugged, so some areas may cross over into the moderate category. Expect some inclines and root/rock obstacles.

This tour averages about 2 miles and generally lasts around 3 hours. We prefer to meet at 8:30 AM to be finished by nap time, but since these are private tours, we are happy to work with you on start time!

Due to the nature of our guests coming from all over Western North Carolina, we currently ask that you meet your guide at the designated location close to the trailhead. When you receive your booking confirmation email, you will receive the exact location for where to meet your guide.

-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. However, there are basic public restrooms near the swimming area for changing.

  • Nature-based activities to keep your child(ren) entertained
  • Prize for each child
  • Drinks/snacks/hiking poles/poncho/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. 

Yes! We are happy to have your pup on tour with us! Remember that dogs must be on a (no greater than) 6 foot, non-retractable leash. Please bring food/water (bowl) for your pet.

Our children’s tour guide is CPR/First Aid Certified. She also passes a yearly background check. 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!

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