Ready to explore the great outdoors of western North Carolina mountains near Asheville? The breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounds the city in all directions, with one million acres of protected forest and park land. There are so many places to go and things to do outside, including hiking the many trails and discovering beautiful waterfalls. Use the detailed guide for each of these, with plenty of photos and details so you can plan your vacation. Also, see our Top 300 Things to Do for many more ideas for indoors fun. (Pic above: RomanticAsheville.com's founder, Mark File at Craggy Pinnacle )
the Adventure Center of Asheville including night climbs.