Explore the Outdoors in Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville is a charming, friendly town that offers a lot for visitors to do. This article will focus only on some specific outdoor activities, and we plan to feature other aspects of the area in future posts.


Would you like to experience phenomenal views as a reward for a short hike? Look no further than Bearwallow Mountain, whose trailhead is 4854 Bearwallow Mountain Road in Hendersonville. It’s 4,232 feet above sea level and features almost 360-degree views at its summit, where you will find a grassy meadow and a historic fire lookout tower. At the peak, you can see landmarks such as downtown Hendersonville, Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Mitchell, the Hickory Nut Gorge, and Upstate South Carolina.

The entire hike is approximately one mile each way, but you can add on a gravel road back to the parking area. Also, you can combine it with other trails in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge, such as the Trombatore Trail or the newly extended Wildcat Rock Trail.


Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park is a winter-only option that offers over 500 feet of snow-covered slopes. In addition, a lodge, gift shop, and food truck await anyone who wants to warm up and take a break. It’s open on weekends from mid-December to early March (weather permitting).

Black Bear Snow Tubing offers year-round tubing fun. They have a 600-foot-long tubing hill with an 80-foot vertical drop. During the warm months, guests can slide on a unique material just as fast as snow. During the winter, the park accumulates up to 20 feet of snow for actual snow tubing. Also, they have music, snacks, donuts, and coffee on site.


Hendersonville boasts several highly-rated golf courses that are open to the public:

  • Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club is a semi-private club in a master-planned community rated as one of the 50 in the US.
  • Orchard Trace Golf Club is a par-3 course designed in 1993 on land that was once an apple orchard. Flaughn Lamb built the course so he would always have a place to play, but it has become much more over the years.
  • Crooked Creek Golf Course is also public and a hidden gem. It’s less well-maintained than a private course, but the fairways are decent, and the greens are good. Plus, the price to play is very reasonable.

Plus, if you know a member, you can get onto Champion Hills Club or Hendersonville Country Club, both private. A bonus is that year-round golfing is possible due to the mild weather in the area.

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The beautiful outdoor activities in Hendersonville may entice you to make this Southern town your permanent home. Let’s talk! We are your experts on all Western North Carolina real estate, including Henderson County.