• Experience our Southern Appalachians through hikes, tours, and science-based programs & workshops. Play Video


  • Experience our Southern Appalachians through hikes, tours, and science-based programs & workshops. Play Video


  • Experience our Southern Appalachians through hikes, tours, and science-based programs & workshops. Play Video

Hiking Tours & Programs near Brevard & Asheville, NC!
Think Outside the Indoors.

The Pisgah Field School will introduce you to the unique natural and cultural wonders of Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway through tours, private hikes, nature-based programming and workshops. All within a short drive of Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard, NC! The Pisgah Field School and Pisgah Explorers Club are part of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission of recreation and education on our public lands. The CFIA also operates the Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site in Pisgah National Forest.

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blueghost firefly tour
In Search of the Blue Ghosts Starting at $15
2 Hours
Family-friendly event!
The Cradle Creeps at Night...
The Cradle Creeps at Night... Starting at $15
2 Hours
Night of exploration!
stargazing programs
Gazers of the Galaxy Starting at $20
2 Hours
Sponsored by Bold Rock Hard Cider
Waterfalls n'Wine
Waterfalls n'Wine Starting at $65
4 Hours
Sponsored by Broad Street Wines
Private Tours & Corporate Events
Private Tours & Corporate Events Starting at $125
5 Hours
Customizable Tours
landscape photography class
Take a Picture! Landscape Photography for Beginners Starting at $65
4 Hours
Photo Tour

Free hands-on environmental education programs
for underrepresented populations in WNC.

Our community outreach program, The Pisgah Explorers Club, offers youth environmental education programs, free of charge, to underrepresented populations in WNC. Take a look at our growing list of partners and contact us for partnership opportunities.