Top 10 Day Hikes in the Marshall and Asheville area

10 of our favorite hikes in the Marshall and Asheville areas

Asheville is called the “Land of the Sky” for a good reason. Lush greenery is everywhere. In fact, there are hundreds of hikes within an hours drive. We know folks are itching to hit the trails for some fresh air and joyful movement. If you want to experience the abundant forests surrounding Asheville and Marshall, here are 10 of our favorite hikes that you won’t want to miss.

1 - Laurel River Trail

The Laurel River Trail is a relaxing out-and-back trail that follows the breathtaking Laurel River on an old railroad grade. Ideal for hikers of all ages and skill levels, this relatively level trail allows you to hop in the refreshing waters of the river to cool off. Approximately 3 miles into the hike you’ll find the scattered remnants of the logging community of Runion. Stay on the trail it will end at the French Broad River.

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2 - Rich Mountain Fire tower

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3 - Max Patch

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4 - Hickey Fork Falls

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5 - Douglas Falls

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6 - Black Mountain Crest trail

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7 - Lovers leap

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8 - High Rock

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9 - Big firescald knob

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10 - Betty Place

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