Hiking Trail Park
A unique hiking adventure in the beautiful
Blue Ridge Mountains
Bring your sense of adventure, your joy in discovery, and your love of nature as you experience a truly unique mountain ecosystem and setting only 30 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina. Miles of scenic hiking trails lace over 160 acres, offering in turns peaceful seclusion, healthy adventure and inspiring scenery. The wide and well-maintained pathways are ideally suited for all types of foot travel: from a leisurely stroll to a challenging hike or trail run. Whether as a group or a solo adventure, come bask in the inspiring, long-distance views from the many ridgeline trails and knobs. Enjoy a stop at one of our "top-of-the-knob" picnic tables to have lunch or conversation while immersed in nature. Along the way, enjoy the numerous quiet hollows, mountain springs, rhododendron groves, and more that lie tucked into the landscape awaiting discovery. Trailside benches are specially placed along the trails as rest and reflection stops for taking in the natural beauty with all your senses.
All trails have clear signage and are well maintained year-round. Several hiking loop options offer a variety of distances and perspectives on the land and range from easy to moderate with several short, steep sections. Elevations in the park range from 2,100' near Spring Trailhead to 3,060' at the top of Dan Payne Mountain, offering a wide variety of landforms, and plant and wildlife habitat to explore. The trail system allows for tremendous solitude, privacy, and immersion with nature, while offering great coverage of the many unique features found on the property. The trails themselves are carefully reclaimed and restored routes from historical activities, some of which pre-dated the advent of motorized transportation.
The lands here of the upper Caney Fork watershed support many tall, native tree species along with unique bushes, plants, fungi and wildlife indigenous to the southern Blue Ridge province. The verdant greens of the forest canopy and meadow grasses, along with the array of wildflowers in Spring and berries in Summer, give way to the kaleidoscope of Fall leaf color that signals the change of seasons, each offering its own special features. Look for wild turkey, deer and other wildlife quietly crossing the meadows and clearings. Listen too for the varied bird calls, the winds blowing through the trees and the waters trickling or rushing downstream - the soundtrack to a unique landscape, and unique to your day in Wild Harmony.
The land encompassing the Trail Park is a wildlife sanctuary. Trails are solely for guests of Wild Harmony. Foot traffic only.
Your $15 Reservation per Vehicle (up to 8 people) = Trailhead Parking and Trail Park Access for the Day
Private Parking is available right at the Trailhead, and your reservation assures your spot for the day.
Trail park is open daily and year-round, from sunrise to sunset. No overnight camping or fires permitted.
Trailhead parking area, as well as the trails and grounds, are regularly visited and maintained by Wild Harmony Staff.
Elevations in the park range from 2,100' near Spring Trailhead to 3,060' atop Dan Payne Mountain (aka "The Dan").
Trails rated as moderate overall with a range of gradients from steady ascents/descents to easy and level segments to a few short, steep sections.
Several loop options exist to vary the terrain and level of challenge.
Please pack out all trash and follow LNT (Leave No Trace) principles.
Pets are allowed on leash only.
Be thoughtful, courteous and kind with any fellow hikers you may encounter on the trails.
Guests assume all risks and responsibilities associated with hiking and spending time in the great outdoors.
No Refunds or Exchanges within 48 hours of your Reservation Day.
Please come prepared by checking the local weather forecast and bringing along all essentials you may need for you and your group, including: all water, food, medicines, appropriate clothing (including raingear, if needed), footwear, bug spray, sunscreen, first aid kit, etc.