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View From the Top

View From the Top

View From the Top View From The Top Transylvania County’s most notable Blue Ridge Parkway mileposts The Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic ribbon of road that weaves through Virginia and North Carolina, has been providing drivers, cyclists, hikers, and lovers of panoramic views an unmissable destination for decades. It is called “America’s Favorite Drive,” and the 24 miles that run through Transylvania County are arguably among the most scenic. The Parkway can be easily accessed in Transylvania County two ways. The first is NC 215, along which you’ll also find two worthy stops: Forks of the River Taproom at Headwaters Outfitters and Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. The other route is US 276 through Pisgah National Forest, which boasts iconic spots like Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock, as well as the birthplace of forest conservation, the Cradle of Forestry, located just four miles from the parkway. Here are a few of our favorite places on the Blue Ridge Parkway to stop, explore, relax, and take in the views. Photo provided courtesy of Pisgah Inn Best Spot for a Picnic You’ll find picnic tables at several of the overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Transylvania County.  One of our favorites is Mt. Pisgah at Milepost 408.6 with 50 picnic sites. In this general area you’ll also find a small grocery store and restrooms (open seasonally) with nearby trails. Best Views (and where to see magnificent sunsets/sunrises) There are twelve Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks in Transylvania County (between Mileposts 406.9 and 423.5) and each of them offers... Read More
Tail Chaser 250

Tail Chaser 250

Get revved up for best weekend of the year! Join us for the Tail Chaser 250, where you will experience an epic “ride at your own pace” dual sport adventure ride on the best scenic paved, gravel, and back roads in the Southeast. This in-person event is an absolute must for anyone who loves being on the motorcycle, hanging out with good people, and enjoying the beauty of the open road. We’ll be returning to Deerwoode Reserve, situated along the French Broad River, just outside Brevard, NC, where we’ll gather for meals together in their new event pavilion, enjoy the property’s beauty, and stay both Friday and Saturday nights. We’ll be able to spread out in wide open fields for camping and cabins available for rent, and enjoy the view beyond. Join Eurosport Asheville and the entire adventure motorcycle community to help raise essential funds for Muddy Sneakers and the Veterans Healing Farm. It’s an honor to donate 100% of the proceeds of Tail Chaser 250 to these organizations doing important work in our communities. We really appreciate your support! So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of adventure and being a part of the motorcycle community. The Tail Chaser 250 is waiting for you – suit up and prepare for the best weekend of the... Read More
Top Hiking Trails to Explore near Brevard, NC

Top Hiking Trails to Explore near Brevard, NC

Top Hiking Trails to Explore near Brevard, NC Transylvania County is a hiker’s paradise. Fortunately, each seasons offers wonderful reasons to get out on the trail. Winter’s long range views. Spring’s wildflowers. Summer’s dense green canopy. And autumn’s spectacular color. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite hikes for your next adventure. Since these are our favorites, they also happen to be the favorites of a few other folks as well, which means they can get busy. We recommend tackling these trails in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and enhance your enjoyment. To help you decide, we’ve broken them out by category. Some of these trails have the added benefit of taking you to some of our spectacular waterfalls. While everyone loves our famous cascades, they can also be dangerous. We’ve put together a list of easy tips to follow that will help you be Waterfall Wise. And don’t forget to learn how you can Be like Trashsquatch and Leave it Better. All of us here in Transylvania County are passionate about protecting our woods and water. When you practice  Leave It Better principles, you’re doing your part to ensure that these special places are here to enjoy for future generations. Kid Friendly Andy Cove Trail: This gem of a trail winds its way back into scenic Andy Cove via a footpath and several cantilevered board walks. Mid-way, you reach a cool 30-foot suspension bridge. You’ll also encounter two small streams while looping back... Read More
Escape the Ordinary: Unusual Outdoor Experiences and Stays

Escape the Ordinary: Unusual Outdoor Experiences and Stays

Escape the Ordinary: Unusual Outdoor Experiences and Stays Adventure opportunities of every kind abound in Brevard and Transylvania County. But there is a whole host of under-the-radar experiences awaiting your discovery. Here are some exciting ways to create new memories in North Carolina’s Land of Waterfalls. Dive into a new adventure Oxbow River Snorkling offers a different way of seeing the natural world: an underwater tour of our mountain rivers and streams. Best of all, you’ll be guided by a freshwater biologist who will help you identify a fascinating variety of native species, including the Eastern Hellbender Salamander. This unique aquatic adventure is best experienced during the spring, summer, and fall. Escape the daily grind If you love coffee and you love hiking, Nero Coffee’s Guided Coffee Hikes might be just the thing. This Brevard-based business offers four different hikes and all of them end with a freshly brewed cup of joe perked up especially for you right beside a waterfall. Hungering for an even more satisfying experience? Nero Coffee Hikes has also partnered up with Food for Adventures to offer meals cooked by a waterfall.  Book a llama, mañana Looking for something truly unique? Then try a llama hike offered by Earthshine Lodge. Their experienced guides will match you and you group up with friendly llamas that you can lead on a 1 ½ hour excursion in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Star light, star bright Transylvania County is renowned for the dark sky conditions that make star gazing here an... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More
Guided Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking

This guided mountain biking Brevard program is great for families, couples, friends, and groups vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina areas. Participation age is 12 and up. Younger participants are allowed but should be in good physical shape. These programs take place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. This trip is a waterfall tour on mountain bikes and is ideal for beginners. The trip consists of wider trails and gradual downhills with very little climbing. All bike programs are private to accommodate your groups needs.   More Guided mountain biking Brevard: Great trip for people who want to ride independent of a guide. This self guided mountain bike program is great for people vacationing in the Brevard and Asheville North Carolina area looking for a good riding experience.  This self guided trip includes bike rentals, bike transportation to and from Dupont State Forest, transportation back to your car after completing the detailed point to point trip route with optional add on loops.   Participants should be comfortable riding a bike and navigating signed marked trails on their own.  Participation age is 12 and up. This programs takes place in North Carolina’s Dupont State Forest, which provides great riding with gradual hills, smooth trails, gorgeous waterfalls, swimming holes, and lakes. Full day Guide Mountain Biking Brevard It is great for people not only looking to experience North Carolina mountain biking but also wanting to... Read More