Maps of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Get oriented to the Asheville area with these helpful online maps, available in both JPG and PDF format. From taking a walking tour of beautiful downtown Asheville, to enjoying a sunset drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, use these maps to enhance your experience of the region. Taking a hike in Pisgah National Forest, or going kayaking in the Nantahala National Forest? Start by getting informed about the area. If we don’t have the detail you require, consult Google Maps or MapQuest and you are sure to find what you are looking for. So get out there and hike the Appalachian Trail, visit downtown Asheville and discover or rediscover this magical section of North Carolina.

WNC Transportation Map

Western North Carolina Travel Map

Our WNC transportation map is the western section of the NCDOT travel map and features WNC’s extensive highway system as well as important safety and recreational information.

Download: PDF (1.14 MB)   |  JPG (1.07 MB)

Source: NC Department of Transportation

Asheville Proper

Map of Asheville Proper

The Asheville Proper map, provided by NCDOT, furnishes greater detail of the interstates and major thoroughfares coming from all four directions into town.

Download: PDF (530 KB)   |  JPG (502 KB)

Source: NC Department of Transportation

Western North Carolina Counties

Counties of Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina, often abbreviated as WNC, is a diverse and beautiful region of North Carolina. It includes the Black Mountains which are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are part of the Appalachian Mountain Chain. Known geographically as the state’s mountain region, WNC contains the following 23 counties:

  • Alleghany County
  • Ashe County
  • Avery County
  • Buncombe County
  • Burke County
  • Caldwell County
  • Cherokee County
  • Clay County
  • Graham County
  • Haywood County
  • Henderson County
  • Jackson County
Download: JPG (149 KB)
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • McDowell County
  • Mitchell County
  • Polk County
  • Rutherford County
  • Swain County
  • Transylvania County
  • Watauga County
  • Yancey County
  • Wilkes County

Asheville Downtown Map

Custom Map of Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville was once described as the only Architecturally European City in America. Whether or not that little tidbit is factual, Asheville boasts an eclectic mixture of Art, Architecture, commerce, and some of the best people watching around. Whether you are out to stretch your legs, take in some of the local color, or have a bite at one of the many original eateries, downtown has got you covered. Keep your eyes and heart open and you will never get bored in Asheville’s vivacious Downtown area.

Download: PDF (413 KB)   |  JPG (388 KB)

Streets Only: PDF (434 KB)   |  JPG (407 KB)

Federal Parks Map

Federal Parks of North Carolina

The 1.2 million acres of National Forests in North Carolina include our beloved WNC mountains, at the base of those mountains the rolling piedmont hills, and finally the sandy pine forests of the coastal plains. The four Forests--the Pisgah, Nantahala, Croatan and Uwharrie offer an array of opportunities from the mountains to the sea.

Download: PDF (172 KB)   |  JPG (152 KB)

Source: Forest Service - Department of Agriculture

Blue Ridge Parkway

Map of the Blue Ridge Parkway - From Bryson City to Boone

A testament to the greatness and ingenuity of our country the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive,” winds some 469 miles through mountain cuts and past ostensibly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, lush greenery, mountains, and valleys are some of the many attractions the parkway incorporates. The parkway also offers visitor centers, camp grounds, picnic areas, trails, and in some instances lodges, restaurants, gas stations, and other facilities.

Download: PDF (1.30 MB)   |  JPG (1.24 MB)

Source: Harpers Ferry Center

Pisgah National Forest & Nantahala National Forest

Map of Pisgah National Forest & Nantahala National Forest

For many of us the best way to enjoy our national forests is to get out there and traverse it in whatever fashion that tickles our fancy. Whether you are looking for hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc, you will find it here amidst the 1,700 miles of trails WNC boasts.

Download: PDF (2.36 MB)   |  JPG (2.11 MB)

Source: NC Department of Agriculture

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Tennessee

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a footpath following more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines between Maine and Georgia. We have cut out a section most pertinent to WNC. From the mountains of Cherokee National Forest to Grandfather Mountain, the trail is an environment to be enjoyed as well as preserved. So get out there and enjoy the abundance of beauty and adventure waiting for the casual explorer and layman alike.

Download: PDF (698 KB)   |  JPG (667 KB)

Source: Harpers Ferry Center

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Maps of Asheville and Western North Carolina