The Biltmore - Hiking

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The Biltmore; an ornate outdoor oasis in the heart of Asheville.

Written by

Steven Reinhold


0.1 miles

Varies; there are 20 miles of trails at the Biltmore.

Destination Distance From Downtown

2.1 miles


1 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

Varies; anywhere from one hour to a full day.


All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


Land Website

The Biltmore



Famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds at Biltmore with visitors in mind. Flowers, shrubbery and trees were his brush strokes as he intended the landscape to resemble a “walk through painting.” If you are looking for an upscale adventure close to town come play on the meticulously manicured grounds of the Biltmore Estate.

What Makes It Great

Construction of George Vanderbilt’s 250-room French Renaissance chateau began in 1889. An entire community of craftsmen came together, over a six year period, to construct this architectural marvel. It is a well-known fact that the Biltmore house is the largest private residence ever constructed in the United States. It may however surprise you to learn that the Biltmore Estate hosts a variety of outdoor activities available to all guests and season pass holders.

The intricate beauty of the Biltmore grounds is something that is best enjoyed “one step at a time.” Take a stroll through the meadows at Deer Park, amongst the estate’s noble forests, or along the placid French Broad River on Biltmore’s 22 miles of hiking trails. If you find yourself visiting in the warmer months; explore the labyrinth of Garden Trails which lead you through a variety of gardens adorned with a worldly display of flora.

Who is Going to Love It

The Biltmore has a variety of activities for anyone - hiking, biking, horse back riding, and a Land Rover Ride-Along.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Access to outdoor activities at Biltmore is limited to pass holders, plan your visit and get your passes here

Here is a free tip; if you are visiting and want to make the most out of a one day pass, purchase your ticket after 3pm and it will grant you access to the grounds for the following day as well. If you live in the Asheville area, take the plunge, buy a season pass and have year-round access to the outdoor wonders of the Biltmore Estate!

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The Biltmore

Asheville, NC,
35.540954, -82.553037

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