Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking Tours

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Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Tours

Our Blue Ridge Mountains hiking tours and backpacking trips focus on the stunning Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and wilderness areas outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although not part of the Smokies, they share many of the same characteristics such as waterfalls, amazing views, wildlife, and lush forests. However, they tend to be much quieter allowing our guests to soak up wonderful mountains solitude. Our Blue Ridge Mountains offerings include backpacking/portered trips and inn-based tours. See trip style descriptions and tour offerings below.

Wildland Trekking is a permitee of the USFS, Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests

Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking Tours

A backpacking or portered adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an exciting way to experience Appalachia's outstanding natural beauty and unique cultural history! The Appalachian Mountains' rich cultural and natural history, wildlife, outstanding views, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and phenomenal biodiversity make them a backpacking paradise. Choose from our unforgettable backpacking tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Shining Rock Wilderness 4 days Level 3
Portered Shining Rock 3 days Level 2
Spring Break Family Trip 4 days Level 2
Inn-based Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Trip

Hike and explore the stunning Appalachian hiking wonderland surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, and do it in style! Enjoy phenomenal day hikes by day and charming inns, cabins and/or hotels at night. Experience the waterfalls, deep forests, sweeping views, amazing history and biodiversity of Appalachia on one of our inn-based tours, which include local transportation, lodging, meals, fees and a professional Appalachian Mountains hiking guide. Choose from our unforgettable inn-based tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Best of Appalachia 5 days Level 2
Blue Ridge Hiking 3-Day 3 days Level 2
Appalachian Brews & Views 4 days Level 3
Spring Break Family Trip 4 days Level 2
Blue Ridge Mountains Day Hike Tours

Make the most of a day in Appalachia with one of our Blue Ridge day hikes leaving from Asheville, North Carolina! Explore iconic as well as off-the-beaten-path highlights in the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area; soak up phenomenal views and scenery; challenge yourself on hikes with a range of difficulty levels; enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch; and keep an eye out for wildlife on our Blue Ridge day hikes! Choose from our unforgettable day hike tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Trip Duration Difficulty (1-5)
Shining Rock Loop 9-11 hours Level 3
Tennent Mountain Loop 7-9 hours Level 2
Looking Glass Rock 8-9 hours Level 3
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"The inn-based trip was beyond my expectations. I was amazed at Nick's knowledge of the area. He was extremely prepared and he I was amazed at how he accommodated everybody's needs. The accommodations we stayed at were unbelievable. The company does a great job of answering all of your questions ahead of time so you feel completely relaxed before you head out on the adventure." - Peggy A.

"This was an outstanding trip. Chris Hoge exceeded all of our expectations as a guide. He was extremely well versed in his role, effectively motivated us to cover the distances we needed without pushing too hard, was upbeat and willing to tolerate our senses of humor throughout, and preformed wonders with a few handfuls of vegetables and a pot or two of creek water! The scenery was spectacular but Chris really made the trip. Making this journey with my two grown sons is one of my highlight experiences." - Tom D.

"Our trip was everything we'd hoped for, starting with the first day's three short hikes to whet our interest and learn from our guide, Nick, about the history of the area. After dinner we went out again to watch the fireflies. Challenging it was, but there was still time to enjoy the forest, plants, gorgeous blooming kalmia and perhaps most of all the quietness except for the sound of trickling water." - Mary Jane M.