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Educational Guided Hikes
For Families and Groups

We Offer Guided Hikes For All Ages

You are invited to share the joy and community that comes from spending time in the wilderness.

Regardless of your level of comfort and experience outdoors, on a guided hike you are welcome to open your senses and learn more about the real world — the world outside the office and beyond your phone.

Guided Hikes


Becoming re-acquainted with nature is not a luxury. In fact, it is a necessary aspect of mental and physical well-being in an increasingly indoor world. You are part of an incredible, ancient, delicately-balanced system. So, invest a few hours on guided hikes to experience it firsthand. As a result, you will be rewarded with peace, calm, and connection that you can bring back with you to home and work.

Guided Hikes for Kids


Under every rock, in every tree, and around every switchback of your path is an opportunity to learn about natural science, history, ecology, math, and more. Your leader for AOE's guided hikes is a career-educator with 21 years teaching in both traditional classrooms and outdoor education. He has also served on senior teaching faculties at overnight and day camps around the country.

Waterfall Guided Hikes


Find yourself under a cold, clear waterfall. Meet a millipede face-to-face. Then, try a nibble of a wild edible root and discover natural plant medicine growing right in your backyard. Some of the most memorable moments in guided hikes are born of simple yet profound experiences. And when you take the plunge to dive into a mountain swimming hole, you might just awaken a part of yourself you've forgotten.


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Friends and Partners

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Explore Asheville, NC | Visit Asheville, NC's Official Tourism Web Site
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The Voice For Our Public Lands, Water, and Wildlife
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Introducing Students to the Wonders of the Natural World
Waterfall Guided Hikes

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Call (828) 338-8895 for more information about joining one of our guided hikes.