The experience I would like to share with you will start with a 30 minute drive east of Asheville. We will arrive at the trail head and begin our adventure on an easy 1.25 mile trail. Along this trail I will share with you the history of the area and discuss various plants & animals we may see as we venture along. At the end of this trail you will enjoy a lovely waterfall that will be full of people. From this point on the real adventure will begin! Beyond this waterfall is a second amazing waterfall that few people know about. The next 3/4 mile journey is difficult and involves climbing up a steep rocky hill & navigating through Rhododendron thickets. We will go slowly & carefully, but you will need to be in decent shape & have proper footwear to make it. You will be holding onto rocks, roots, & branches as we go, but I will guide you along and I am confident you will be able to make the journey! Your reward will be an amazing peaceful waterfall with a great refreshing swimming hole! There will most likely be no other people at the waterfall so we will have it for ourselves. After spending time in the cold water and having some snacks we will return to the trail head. But our adventure does not have to end here! We can either drive to Black Mountain or back to Asheville and enjoy lunch at a local brewery before departing from our wonderful experience!
I have been hiking in the AVL area for over 5 years now and love to share my experience with visitors! I especially love waterfall hikes and ones that have a nice swimming hole. I have a horticulture degree so I know lots about the native flora & fauna as well. Other outdoor activities that I enjoy include camping, biking, photography, gardening, & scuba diving. There is nothing like getting outdoors and experiencing nature to the fullest. The Asheville area offers so much to see & enjoy and I would love to help you have an awesome experience while visiting WNC!
Local hummus & artisan crackers made here in Asheville will be provided at the waterfalls!
We will ride together in my 2015 RAV-4 from Asheville to the trail head which is a 30 minute drive. Or if you prefer you may…
I will provide towels for drying off after the swim at the waterfalls and DEET free insect repellant. Usually there are no…
Our adventure begins when we depart AVL, NC and drive 30 minutes east to Old Fort, NC. Here we will hike from the trail head to two beautiful waterfalls in approximately two miles distance one way (four miles round trip). We will enjoy a swim in the cold water and relax along the water's edge taking in the lovely scenery. Once back to the vehicle you will be able to select from hitting a brewery in Black Mountain or Biltmore Village for lunch.
最多可有4位年满10周岁的参与者参加。 Guests should be confident with their hiking abilities and able to climb up a steep rocky bank while holding onto rocks, roots, & branches. We will be traveling the same way on the return hike, but I find it's easier coming back…
I look forward to providing a memorable experience that you will certainly recommend to your friends & family. If you have any questions on what else you should bring don't hesitate to contact me. Clothing optional swimming is possible on the private tours, weekday bookings are best for this.