Local Hikes: Asheville, NC

The best hikes near Asheville, NC.

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» Brown Gap to Max Patch, Appalachian TrailOrganizer Chris Neumann dubs the summit of Max Patch “the best picnic spot for a Blue Ridge sunset.” This 6.9-mile route traces the NC/TN border along birch- and larkspur-lined paths. Miles from city center 48; Trip ID42374

» Panthertown Valley Loop, Nantahala NF On this 5.6-miler, hike below 300-foot granite domes and pick wild blueberries before you climb Little Green Mountain (4,040 feet). Once at the top, chow down while soaking in primo vistas of 4,200-foot Big Green Mountain and Blackrock Mountain’s slabby face. Miles from city center 75; Trip ID 26256