Asheville Outdoor Activities Guide

The mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounding Asheville, can only be described as an outdoors enthusiasts dream. WNC boasts world class mountain biking and road cycling, all categories of whitewater for rafting and kayaking, andthousands of acres of state and national forest to hike and camp in. Hard core rock hounds will bask in the unparallel mineralogical diversity of these mountains, light tackle anglers will find enough trophy rainbow trout and smallmouth bass to satisfy their hearts desire, and Western NC is even home to a burgeoning disc golf community. These unique mountains also draw motorcyclists, rock climbers, golf enthusiasts, and skateboarders from all over the Southeast and beyond.

Tourists and locals looking for spectacular vistas don't have to go far to find what they are looking for. With the Blue Ridge Parkway snaking through Asheville, and the "waterfalls country" of Transylvania County only an hour away, there are more than enough beautiful views and photography opportunities to fill a lifetime.

To begin exploring the abundance of outdoor activities found in Western North Carolina simply click on one of the images below. You will soon realize why Asheville has become known as one of the absolute best cities on the east coast, if not the entire country, for outdoor sports and recreation. What are you waiting for? Start exploring the outdoor activities of Asheville today!

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Our New Youth Sports System has parnered with the Erwin Youth League to develop a free, easy to manage online system for youth sports leagues.

Click here to visit the Erwin Youth League page.

Blue Ridge Parkway Information Hiking, Backpacking and Camping Guide Rock Climbing Skiing and Snowboarding in the Asheville Area
Golf Courses in Western North Carolina Waterfalls Scenic Views and Overlooks Guide to Trout and Bass Fishing
Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting Motorcycle Riding Disc Golf Gem and Mineral Mining
Mountain Biking Road Cycling Hot Air Ballooning Skateboarding in Asheville


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The Whitewater Sportsman
(828) 216-1336
The Whitewater Sportsman
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Guided Float Trips from $250
The French Broad and Other Rivers 
Fox Mountain Guides
Fox Mountain Guides
The Southeast's only AMGA
Accredited Climbing School.
Tailored programs for all levels.