Ride Rock Creek Bike Park- A brand new, premier downhill mountain biking destination founded by world-champion downhill racer, Neko Mulally. Ride Rock Creek currently features 5 downhill-specific trails with a variety of skill levels available by reservation for individuals and teams for practice and competition. There is a mix of natural features, jump lines and trails unlike any in the region; which are specifically designed to help you progress as a rider. Riders will enjoy a quick shuttle ride to the top. From the top, there are multiple different options to choose from and with various connector trails riders will be able to mix and match some of their favorite trails on the mountain.
Ride Kanuga Bike Park- Ride Kanuga Bike Park was born out of a simple concept; make mountain biking fun and welcoming. Ride Kanuga is rider built, rider approved. Ride Kanuga features one-way, downhill specific terrain for all abilities. There is a mix of natural features, jump lines and trails unlike any in the region; which are specifically designed to help you progress as a rider. Bikers have the ability to ride a climbing trail with a gentle grade, while taking in the sights and scents of Kanuga’s old growth forest. We support and encourage the use of eBikes, to increase access and spend more time in the fun zone going down
Pisgah National Forest- Western North Carolina is home to Pisgah National Forest, stretching north and south of Asheville. The 500,000-acre hardwood forest started as a site for timber extraction. Today, the forest is home to some of the best old-school raw backcountry trails anywhere. You’ll be riding on some of the original logging infrastructure turned into trails, like eroded old road beds that contour along the mountains and old skidder paths that go straight down the fall-line. Unlike DuPont’s less steep, purpose built trails, Pisgah National Forest will make you work for those downhills. At times, you’ll have to get off your bike and push up the rugged hills. Every drop of sweat pays off greatly.
DuPont State Forest encompasses more than 10,000 acres that span across both Henderson and Transylvania counties. This treasured state forest is one of the region's most popular destinations for its breathtaking waterfalls, and 80 miles of roads and trails. It is open year-round. Many scenes from the 2012 hit movie, The Hunger Games and the 1992 film, The Last of the Mohicans were shot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Hunger Games were filmed entirely in North Carolina. Dupont is known for its many beautiful waterfalls, miles of hiking and epic mountain biking.
Green River Adventures- provides unique, empowering adventures that challenge comfort zones and expand perspectives. All of our programs have entry level and more advanced options to provide equally adventurous activities for families and thrill-seekers alike. Guided and Self-Guided Whitewater Trips, Extreme and Entry-Level Waterfall Rappels, Rental Equipment, and more!
Green River Narrows- is the southeast's most famous steep creek. It epitomizes a low-volume, boulder congested, pool-drop character, with a couple of slides thrown in for good measure. Unique in the fact it is dam released and runs roughly 300 days per year, it still retains the feel of a wilderness creek due to the depth and inaccessibility of the gorge, the decent water quality and fabulous landscaping, and the .6 mile walk downhill with your boat to get to the put-in. The narrows is daily training ground for many of the country's elite creekboaters, and the annual Green Race, on the first Saturday in November, is a most revered and hotly contested affair.
Upper and Lower Green River- The Green River has it all. The narrows challenges even the best boaters in the world, while Lower Green is class I-II with great tubing or beginner boating options, while the Upper Green is a step up with thrilling class II-III rapids and drops.
Road biking around this area is some of the best around. There are dozens of very scenic loops that snake up and down the mountains and along our creeks. The scenery is A+ and the traffic is very minimal. Enjoy our mountain views on a short ride or climb all day, the options are endless. These are just a few of many options out there
Bob's Creek - A great up and down around 10 mile loop right out of our front door. Connect Terry's Creek Rd, with Green River Rd and Bob's Creek Rd. There are many add on options, including heading up to Dupont State Forest.
Greenville Watershed - An iconic ride heading down the Greenville Watershed and back up to Saluda. The watershed is completely protected from development, so very scenic following the creeks and lots of good climbs coming back. Come back along Lake Summit via Camp Creek and short but brutal Pot Shoals climb.
Cabin Creek- Head up Cabin Creek for good climbing to Pinnacle Mountain and loop back down passing by Sky Top Orchard.
Lake Summit Loop- Looping around Lake Summit is a great ride. This just over 10 mile ride is mostly flat and has lots of good lake views. Connect south and north lake summit or do an out and back on either road.
Pinnacle Mountain- There is and epic route up Green River Rd and up Pinnacle Mountain for about a 25 mile loop with lots of climbing.
Bell Mountain- S. Lake Summit to Bell Mountain and Heatherly Heights and Pace Mt Rd also makes a nice gravel ride.
Pearson Falls- Pearson Falls Rd from Saluda and linking up with Fork Creek is great and can be combined with a stop at the very pretty Pearson Falls.
Gorge Zipline- Steep. Fast. Beautiful! The Gorge, a thrilling tree-based zipline canopy tour in Saluda, NC, will take your breath away! Begin your experience perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge then plunge into untouched wilderness. Descend 1,100 vertical feet in elevation as you zipline from tree-top to tree-top on 11 ziplines, traverse an epically beautiful sky-bridge, and conquer 3 huge rappels. All this adventure is held within a stunning old-growth forest, overlooking 18,000 areas of protected Green River Gamelands.
Busting with small town charm, Saluda is a great place to visit. Our residents and visitors enjoy our four diverse seasons and the many events and activities that each brings to our town. Whether enjoying many of the areas outdoor adventures, shopping in the quaint stores or enjoying some very high quality restaurants, enjoy your time and relax for a bit in this truly Southern-friendly town. Green River BBQ, The Purple Onion, and Wildflour Bakery are all local institution for food and you won't find a more charming place to shop than Thompsons and Pace Stores. For such a small town, it has lots of options, including great art at Jim Carson's gallery and gifts at Heartwood Gallery. But remember, as Charlie Ward always said, "If you're in a hurry in Saluda, you're in the wrong place".
The Village of Flat Rock is located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina in Henderson County. The Village of Flat Rock is built around a tremendous outcrop of granite that is said to have been the site of Cherokee Indian gatherings as well as a site used by early traders. The main rock is mostly flat and large portions remain exposed on the grounds of the Flat Rock Playhouse. Thus the community became known as Flat Rock. The village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Historic Flat Rock District in 1973.
Escape life’s hectic pace with a getaway to Hendersonville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Visitors love the beauty and southern hospitality of this vibrant town (and surrounding area) that welcomes all with possibilities as wide as its Main Street sidewalks.
Hendersonville stands out with a pedestrian-friendly downtown, distinctive hiking trails, outdoor adventure, family activities, a thriving culinary scene, and a collection of wineries, breweries, and cideries that comprise the popular Cheers! Trail.
The arts are celebrated at studios and galleries on three Blue Ridge Crafts Trails and with Broadway-style shows at the renowned Flat Rock Playhouse. Agritourism plays a key role, especially from early August through the middle of October when dozens of apple orchards invite visitors to pick apples, sample fresh cider and baked goods, and enjoy activities like wagon rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and apple cannons. Fall is a popular time to visit Hendersonville, but in this “City of 4 Seasons,” you are sure to find activities to fill your day in winter and even on rainy days.
Located in the heart of Western North Carolina, the Riveter boasts a full-service rock climbing gym, outdoor dirt jump lines, tap room, fitness studio, infrared-heated yoga studio, retail shop, community workspaces, youth programs, special events, and outdoor seating with epic views of the Blue Ridge. Come for a session + chill at the tap room + soak up the views.