Madison County, NC

Your next adventure starts here!

Madison County has been referred to as “Asheville’s backyard” and it’s easy to see why. Only 20 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina, Madison County is steeped in natural beauty– the famed Appalachian Trail and Pisgah National Forest, the French Broad River, and Natural Hot Springs. We are also bustling with culture—visual arts, music and performing arts—and a compelling history. Madison County has something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you in our mountains.

Splash into your next adventure while rafting down the mighty French Broad River in Madison County. Find out more

Madison County is proud to support a wealth of musicians as well as commemorate our prolific musical heritage. Come take a listen! Find out more

Relax in the natural mineral waters at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa. The peaceful, outdoor hot tubs hug the beautiful French Broad River. Find out more

Madison County is home to the famous Appalachian Trail and has many challenging and scenic day-hikes to lose yourself in nature. Find out more

Ready to cast your line? Check out the many hatchery-supported or “wild” fishing spots that are perfect for novice and experienced anglers. Find out more

Discover the rich history and the significant role Madison County played in the development and culture of Appalachia. Find out more

Cruise through the mountains and countryside on one of the many scenic routes winding through our section of the Appalachian Mountains. Find out more

Learn about the many historical barns in Madison County and admire these innovative feats of architecture. Find out more

3 Hardest Hikes in Madison County, NC

Published July 24, 2021

Looking for a challenge? Ready to conquer the mountain? Madison County, North Carolina is home to a number of amazing hiking trails that range from an easy stroll along the river to epically demanding climbs up the ridgeline.

Do you have what it takes? Check out our list of the 3 hardest hikes in Madison County, North Carolina.

Find your perfect getaway

Unwind and unplug at one of the many scenic and peaceful accommodations in Madison County!

Check out our local restaurants

Fuel up for your Madison County adventure at one of our many eatery options that are sure to satisfy your cravings!