Dupont State Forest
Some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the area, as well as great waterfalls. Check out Triple Falls where the Hunger Games and several other movies were filmed, as well as Hooker Falls, High Falls and Bridal Veil Falls - and more.
Located in the Pisgah National Forest, John Rock is a really great hike (moderate to advanced) and the reward is the amazing view of the valley and the surrounding mountains from the top.
Pisgah National Forest
This forest features many hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and picnic areas. If you're feeling adventurous, try going down Sliding Rock, the Forest's natural water slide.
Caters to road and mountain bikers, providing information and gear for cyclists to make the best of their adventure. Featuring bike rentals, a repair shop, beer, food trucks and more.
Turkey Pen Gap
Hiking and biking trails - some for more advanced enthusiasts, who enjoy multiple river crossings.
Saddle Up Trail Rides
Great horseback riding trails and adventures.
Bent Creek River Park
Hiking and mountain biking trails from novice to advanced levels.
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Fully-guided zipline canopy tours in the area which are tree to tree.
The Gorge Zipline
Enjoy the steepest and fastest zipline canopy adventure.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Check out this overall adventure outfitter for whitewater rafting, canoeing and more.
Hike or take an elevator to the top to see spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Lazy Otter Outfitters
Explore the lazy stretch of the French Broad River in a canoe, kayak or go tubing. Located just 3 miles from Brightwaters Vacation Rentals' cabins.
Transylvania County Waterfalls
Enjoy visiting the Land of the Waterfalls in Transylvania County.
Green River Adventures
Enjoy all the thrills that the Green River has to offer. Ride the Upper or Lower Green River whitewater rapids, in a ducky.