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14 February, 2019 By Steve Wike

Pura Vida Adventure Tours, Pisgah Forest, Brevard, NC

Pura Vida Adventures
155 New Hendersonville Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 | Phone: 772-579-0005
Pura Vida Adventures offers safe personal trips to families and small groups. They focus on exploration, discovery, and adventure, by providing guided tours and instructions in hiking, canyoneering, paddling, climbing, biking, and more.


Cradle of Forestry (Map)
11250 Pisgah Highway (US 276), Pisgah Forest, NC | Phone: 828-877-3130

Cradle of Forestry Center in Pisgah Forest near Brevard, NC

The Cradle of Forestry provides a snap shot of life at America’s first school of Forestry. Walk along the Forest Festival Trail complete with a restored 1915 logging locomotive. Take a ride with firefighters aboard a helicopter on their way to a roaring fire in the wilds of Idaho in the Forest Discovery Center Exhibit Hall. Explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America.



Adventure Village
15 Adventure Ridge Road, Brevard, NC 28712 | Phone: 828-862-5411
Adventure Village combines outdoor adventures with lodging, offering cabin rentals for couples, families, and anglers, as well as RV sites with full RV hookups, and 40 tent campsites. Located on 90 acres near Dupont State Park, Adventure Village has swimming and wading pools, a playground, fishing pond, and camp store on site, and can arrange kayak and canoe trips on the river, and professionally guided fishing trips.

DuPont State Forest
1400 Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 | Phone: 828-877-6527
DuPont State Recreational Forest includes 10,400 acres in Transylvania and Henderson County, NC, with elevations from 2,240 ft. at Cascade Lake to 3,620 ft. at the peak of Stone Mountain. Little River runs through the forest, with four waterfalls. The forest also contains five lakes and over 80 miles of roads and trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Fox Mountain Guides & Climbing School
3228 Asheville Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 | Phone: 888-284-8433 | Map
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is AMGA accredited, offering rock climbing and ice climbing trips and guiding in North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. Climbing classes and skills courses are available for all experience levels.

Skinny Dip Falls
Location: 1/2-mile hike from Looking Glass Rock overlook at milepost 417 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Description: A swimming hole with clear, cold water, and a beautiful waterfall.

Sliding Rock
Location: Near Looking Glass Falls. Directions: At milepost 412 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, take U.S. Highway 276 South for approximately eight miles. Description: A 60-ft, rock water slide in Pisgah Forest.

White Squirrel Paddle Boards
4469 Hendersonville Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768; Phone: 828-553-7329
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the local rivers and lakes.

In addition to the attractions listed above, you’ll find more activities under…

Best Mountain Roads

Craft Beer Breweries

Fishing Guides and Outfitters

Golf Courses

Horseback Rides

Hot Air Balloons

Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

Skiing, Snowboarding, & Snow Tubing

Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, & Tubing

Wineries & Vineyards

Zip Line Canopy Tours

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Steve Wike

Steve Wike launched in 2008 - now a leading online travel resource. He also published the Blue Ridge Travel Guide coffee table book with hundreds of breathtaking photos by professional photographers - over 40,000 in print!

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