America’s Top Trail Running Towns

Asheville, NC A Top Trail Running Destination

Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state, Asheville is Appalachia at its finest. Experience the beauty of nature in mountains older than the North American continent. Nestled in the Pisgah National Forest, Asheville offers easy access to unlimited transcendental experiences in the natural world. Listen to the chatter of birds as you relish endless views from the highest ridgelines this side of the Mississippi River. Soak up the sounds and smells of dense life-filled forests, find waterfalls and wade in shallow rivers.Long known as a college town with a minor league baseball team, Asheville has made a name for itself over the past 20 years as a mountain sports hub thanks to amazing whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and trail running options.

north-carolina-26373Weather: Although Asheville can be humid during the summer months, periods of cool and dry air from the north is also common. The weather is generally mild, with average highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s or high 50s at night.

Best Trails: An array of off-road options, ranging from open fire roads to technical singletrack routes are within 20 minutes of downtown. Pisgah National Forest contains a massive network of trails, reachable from any number of well-marked trailheads.

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