• 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.

New calendar for 2018 tours!…View Full Calendar

blueghost firefly tour
In Search of the Blue Ghosts Family Summer Fun!
2 Hours
At the Cradle of Forestry
The Cradle Creeps at Night...
The Cradle Creeps at Night... Summer Night Hike!
Family Friendly
At the Cradle of Forestry
stargazing programs
The Blue Ridge Sunset Tour Night Hike on the Parkway!
Family Friendly
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 $85
Flexible Schedule
Customizable Tours
landscape photography class
Check out our full Calendar!


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.