We’re all too familiar with the winter challenge of trying to squeeze in a quick after-work hike before the sun sets. That’s why we’re always happy to find an enjoyable but relatively close to town hike like Mount Pisgah, that’s. A 3-mile round trip hike to the top of Mount Pisgah provides breathtaking scenery just 30 minutes outside of Asheville.

This peaceful hike climbs through hardwood forests and rhododendron tunnels before topping out to stunning 360-degree views. Despite the transmission tower at the summit, you can enjoy unmarred views of Shining Rock Wilderness, Cold Mountain, The Great Smoky Mountains, and Mount Mitchell. While this hike is relatively short in distance, its somewhat steep and rocky trails provide a decent workout for the time invested. This trail is a popular weekend destination, but we’ve found it to be a quiet mid-week hike.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Distance: 3 Miles

Map: NatGEO 780; Pisgah Ranger District

Location: From Asheville, take the Blue Ridge Parkway south to the Mount Pisgah Parking Area, on the left at milepost 407.6. Park at the second parking area; the first is for Buck Springs trail.


asheville coat drive eblen charities diamond brand outdoorsThanks for helping us collect over 200 coats for Eblen Charities. As the lowest temperatures of winter hit the mountains, they’ll make sure they make it to those in our community who need them the most.

During November and December, we joined with Diamond Brand Outdoors and our customers to collect coats, hats, and gloves for the second year in row. Thanks for showing us the great things that can happen when we all join forces to strengthen our community!

If you didn’t get a chance to drop off any items, you can support Eblen Charities with a donation or as a volunteer.

Eblen Charities is a non-profit organization whose outreach extends throughout the counties of Western North Carolina and through its numerous programs has helped thousands upon thousand of families each year with medical and emergency assistance through more than 70 programs yearly throughout the region.


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