Blue Ridge Hiking Company is Western North Carolina’s premier guiding service for day hikes and backpacking trips. The downtown Asheville retail shop features a handpicked assortment of lightweight hiking and backpacking essentials from the best independent and cottage industry gear builders. Additionally, we offer a curated selection of gifts made by local artists. Blue Ridge Hiking Company also operates “The Appalachian Trail-er,” an Appalachian Trail bunkhouse that offers lodging, gear rentals, and trail shuttles in Hot Springs, NC.