Located in North Carolina, the hiking in Asheville is known for three cool hikes. The best Asheville hiking based on popularity are considered to be Noland Divide Trail, Golden Ridge Trail, and Buncombe Range Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Asheville hiking trail below.
In the 521,000 acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Noland Divide Trail descends steeply through a sub-alpine spruce-fir forest with rosebay rhododendrons, flame azaleas, mountain laurel thickets, and stands of white pine. Following the crest of a razorback ridge, it runs along the divide that separates the drainages of Deep and Noland Creeks and is best hiked in a day from north to south, ending at Deep Creek Campground.