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Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike

Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike

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Old Fort, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the natural highlights of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains during this privately guided trek. Follow a woodland trail leading to a waterfall, rock garden, and century-old ruins. Listen to entertaining facts and stories from your guide as you walk. Tours include optional hiking poles and rain ponchos as needed.
  • A privately guided waterfall tour through the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Discover the history and natural features of the area from your guide
  • Explore under-the-radar attractions: ruins, cascades, a rock garden, and more
  • Learn about the uses of local flora and forage for edible plants
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Local guide
Ponchos
Hiking Poles
Bottled water
Old Fort Ride House , 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

Guests must provide personal transportation. Uber/Lyft is not an option unfortunately! Meet your guide inside the Old Fort Ride House, a coffee shop, at 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asheville Hiking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Moderate Waterfall and Nature Hike.

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  • "I would recommend doing this hike with a guide so you can learn more about the history of the area and it’s lush forests." See review
  • "It was an easier hike, which was great and only 1.2 miles so we were done in a couple of hours." See review

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star-5
Great tour guide-Randy
Paul_B
, Jun 2022
Randy was an amazing tour guide, extremely informative and educational with plenty of great hiking to supplement.
star-5
Breathtaking Waterfall Tour
Ann_G
, May 2022
Eli was an amazing tour guide. From the minute we met Eli to the conclusion of our waterfall tour she was delightful, engaging and captivating in her knowledge. Ali also gave us exquisite recommendations to see on the Blue Ridge Highway. Our waterfall tour with Eli was a highlight of of our visit to Asheville. My husband and I would highly recommend booking a tour with Eli at Viator Tours. Thank you.
star-5
Chris was a Great guide...
JoAnn_B
, Nov 2021
Chris was a Great guide and we enjoyed the gusto he shared along the way as we worked towards the falls.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you, JoAnn, for your kind review of your hike and guide, Chris. Gusto is great descriptor of his attitude and effort with so many of our guests. Happy trails!
star-5
A great hike!!!
Lisa_C
, Oct 2021
The hike was wonderful, our tour guide was Randy, he was delightful and shared interesting facts throughout the tour. A must do!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We think Randy is delightful, too. Thank you for your review!
star-4
A scenic walk to the Falls.
Patricia_M
, Sep 2021
A beautiful area, very scenic. Katy, our guide was informative and helpful. Go early, if it's the weekend. Gets crowded.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review; Katie is awesome! Getting started early can help with fewer crowds, cooler temps, and often more wildlife.
star-3
Disappointing for the price
Terri_J
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The hike was a beginner route which was disappointing as it was positioned as more of an intermediate hiking experience. And, the final destination was very crowded and not that impressive for the price. Our hiking mates were lovely but for most this was their first or second hike in their lifetime. I’ve used viator in years past and have felt the description better matched the experience. Disappointing for the price.
star-5
Cataba Falls
Jim
, Aug 2021
Excellent, informative guided hike with Mike. Very knowledgeable, invites questions, and pleasant. Good pace and was very mindful of our individual needs.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind words and review! Mike loves this kind of feedback and answering curious questions. Come back, soon!
star-5
Fantastic Hiking Excursion!!
Jeffrey_G
, Aug 2021
Chris was our guide and he was fantastic! We learned so much about the area, the forest, the trail history and more. We found raspberries, blackberries, mint and poison ivy along the way to the beautiful waterfall. Chris was very knowledgeable but also very personable. During the easy hike he took the time to get to know each hiker in the group, and we got to know him! He even gave us out-of-Towners restaurant ideas and tips! This is a great excursion. You’ll love it-we did!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Chris is fantastic! Thank you so much for this kind review. He really appreciates this kind of feedback. We know how lucky we are to live and work in such a beautiful play; it is a pleasure to share as much as we can with our guests. Your recommendation means a lot and we hope to hike with you again!
star-5
Beautiful hike!
PAULA_C
, Jul 2021
We had such a great experience with our guide Chris hiking to see the beautiful waterfall. We were a bit apprehensive at first that the hike would be too challenging for us novices but Chris assured us that it was within our capabilities. We learned about plants, insects, birds and nature along the way. He even acted as our personal photographer and lended a helpful hand on some of the more challenging rocky areas. I would recommend doing this hike with a guide so you can learn more about the history of the area and it’s lush forests. We had a great time!! Chris was a great guide and a really nice person to boot!!
star-5
A spectacular educational experience
Yoshika_W
, Jul 2021
Randy was such a fun and knowledgeable guide! My 18-year-old daughter and 3-year-old nephew enjoyed it as much as I did! The waterfall is amazingly beautiful!
star-5
A must hike
Marie_B
, Jul 2021
Randy is an excellent guide. The hike is beautiful. The waterfall is amazing. The hike was 2.4 miles round trip. It was perfect for families and beginners.
star-5
The best guided trip ever!
Wil_L
, Jul 2021
Our guide Randy was excellent! Though the directions to getting us where we needed to be, to making sure he knew how much we wanted to know about to adjusting the pace for some in our party; he was perfect! I learned more about the area and plants than I ever thought as he kept my 16 year old engaged and had 5 minute conversation to answer all his questions. Very patient, nice and knowledgable! The hike path was absolutely breathtaking!
star-5
Wonderful Waterfalls
Wanda_D
, Jul 2021
I absolutely enjoyed this tour with Chris as our naturalist guide. He was knowledgeable about the area and gave awesome recommendations on things to do and places to eat ! My favorite part of the tour was seeing the waterfalls and learning about the history of the area we toured.
star-5
Great hike to the falls
Harry_S
, Jun 2021
Great hike to the falls, even in the light rain. Mike was an excellent guide! A nice amount of time for the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
I love hearing that some rain didn't stop you all! Glad you had a great time with Mike, and we sure appreciate your business- and your review! We look forward to your next visit.
star-5
Excellent
Rebecca_Y
, Jun 2021
The last waterfall was great! Mike was a wonderful guide. We learned a lot about the environment. A great experience for our family.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
I know Mike will love seeing this! I sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we hope to get to show you around our mountains again. Have a lovely summer!
star-5
First hike
Rosa_F
, May 2021
It was my first time hiking and Mike our guide was wonderful and very patient. He shared a lot of information about the hike and nature. I highly recommend Asheville Hiking.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
It means so much that you spend your first hiking experience with our company. We really appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with Mike, and we look forward to hiking with you again!
star-5
A great opportunity to appreciate nature.
Danny
, May 2021
Me and my wife enjoyed the trail, it was a wonderful experience. Abby, our guide was informative and friendly. She provided clear instructions for the meeting and the expectations. It’s worth your time and effort.
star-5
Waterfall Hike in Pisqah Nat’l Forest
Jess_R
, Apr 2021
The hike was excellent, very educational with Randy pointing out and describing all types of wild plants and reciting historical facts of the area. Great to breathe the fresh mountain air in the Pisqah National Forest. 5*****!!
star-5
Easy hike, beautiful waterfall
Gail_B
, Apr 2021
My husband and I wanted to find a hike to a waterfall but also knew the weather wasnt necessarily looking hiker friendly that day. Randy was our guide and he contacted us the day before to let us know he was watching the weather closely to ensure it would be safe. Fortunately, it held off until we were almost done. It was an easier hike, which was great and only 1.2 miles so we were done in a couple of hours. Randy knows so much about the nature on the trail and the prized waterfall at the end was worth seeing. So beautiful! We had a wonderful morning!
star-5
Waterfall Hike
Mallory_u
, Mar 2021
Excellent experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! We would definitely do it again

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