Northeast of Asheville near Mount Mitchell in the Pisgah National Forest, the Buncombe Range Trail has 17 miles of trails open to hiking.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Asheville, head northwest on the Blue Ridge Parkway for roughly 26 miles to the junction with State Route 128 and Mount Mitchell. Keep straight on the Blue Ridge Parkway for 3.4 miles, turning left onto South Toe River Road. Follow road 1.7 miles to trailhead on left.
Overall, Buncombe Range Trail is the 18th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in North Carolina.