Have you been feeling the need to get away from the weekly grind and get in some
mountain views? Or maybe you’re visiting the area and want to sample some of the finest brews around? With our newest tour, Brews & Views, you can have both! Let our certified and experienced guides showcase their knowledge of the area by taking you to some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Blue Ridge.  In fact, we are one of the few hiking services permitted to go up Frying Pan Lookout Tower!

After the hike, the group will head to Ecusta Brewery, named after the Cherokee word for our local Davidson River Valley, to sample the best tasting libations WNC has to offer. And what’s the best part of the experience? We do all the driving! This tour is geared towards those wanting to hike short and medium distances to altitudes up to 5,700 feet. The views are limitless! No previous hiking experience is required. Cost of beer tasting is included. Check for availability and sign up today!

Tours run every Thursday from late May to mid August. Pre-registration is required for this tour. Please see our calendar of events below to pick a date and register!  Also, be sure to check out our calendar of events to view more hiking and program options.  Please Note: You MUST be able to hike on rocky, rooty terrain for 3 miles. Also, this area is a temperate rain forest and thunderstorms occur most days during the summer. Tours will run rain or shine with the exception of dangerous weather. Please be prepared!!


  • $60 per person
  • 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Dates Pending Permitting
  • Capacity: 10
  • Minimum: 3
  • Check availability on the online calendar below

What To Expect:

  • Transportation provided in shared 15 passenger van
  • Up to 3 miles of moderate hiking
  • 3 memorable and amazing vistas
  • CPR/Wilderness First Aid certified guides leading the way
  • Local beer tasting at the end!

What You’ll Need:

  • Closed-toed shoe. No exceptions!
  • Appropriate clothing layers for the weather including rain gear
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Any medications/anti-nausea
  • Camera!
  • Small day pack

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