Coronavirus: Updates for Asheville & Western NC

Coronavirus in Asheville and Western NC

Western North Carolina begins phased reopening efforts in early May after more than a month of COVID-19 closures including all nonessential businesses, public parks, national parks, state forests, and national forests. As cabin fever is at an all-time high, locals of the region are eager to get outdoors and want to know what trails are open near Asheville. Below is an updated list of trails that are open, along with attractions and other related coronavirus news. We encourage you to avoid popular trails and parks due to overcrowding and safety concerns. Please review proper social distancing etiquette for parks and trails below. Governors Cooper's 3 Phase Plan to reopen NC.

Asheville trails open

Many Summer Festivals and Events will be canceled. We will continue to make updates as we get them. 

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Coronavirus: Updates for Asheville and Western NC

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For more general information related to the coronavirus COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website and NCDHHS's website. ​

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