Art Loeb trail shuttles are running now! Art Loeb Trail . Shuttles can be booked online
Southbound Hikers want the Art Loeb shuttle (7am, 4pm), Northbound hikers want the Camp Daniel Boone pickup (8:15am, 5:15pm). Inquire about private shuttle options if these times do not work for you. We highly recommend you book your shuttle at the front end of your trip as our shuttles can not wait if you do not arrive on time.
South Bound Hikers:Art Loeb Trail Shuttle
41 Forest Gate Dr. Pisgah Forest, NC (once we gather here we will caravan to the trailhead, ensures cell phone communication)
Once we gather at 41 Forest Gate Dr. we will caravan to the trailhead and drop off your vehicles, this ensures cell phone communication) If for some reason you need to be picked up at Davidson River trailhead this request can be accommodated if you contact us via email or text. (please include your booking number and request a pick up at Davidson River trailhead. We will then provide further instructions on the specific meeting location).
North Bound hikers: Camp Daniel Boone pickup
This shuttle pickup at the Camp Daniel Boone trail head of the Art Loeb trail. Participants should meet your shuttle driver there and be packed and ready to leave upon his arrival. The shuttle arrives typically 15- 30 minutes after the hour your shuttle is booked for.
Group of 2 – $125
Group of 3 – $150
$20 each additional person after 3
Dogs are allowed on the shuttle if they are friendly however they are charged like people.
(Ex.If you have 2 ppl and 1 dog you would need to book for 3ppl)
The 31 mile Art Loeb Trail is one of the most popular weekend backpacking trails in the Asheville area. The trail begins at Camp Daniel Boone and travels through the High Balsams of the Shining Rock Wilderness Area and drops into the forest covered lands along the last two thirds of the trip ending at Davidson River Campground. The Art Loeb has been described as the highlights of the Appalachian Trail compressed into 31 miles. Some of the highlights along the trail include Shining Rock Ridge, Tennet Mountain, Black Balsam Mountain, Pilot Mountain, and the rock face of Cedar rock.
The most popular hike is from North to South because it provides a little less elevation gain and provides for easy alternative exits if the trail or weather makes it difficult for hikers. Many backpackers with only a weekend who find the 31 miles a bit daunting will either hike the northern section from Camp Daniel Boone to the Blue Ridge Parkway (approximately 14miles, shuttle cost $125) or the southern end the Blue Ridge Parkway to Davidson River Campground (approximately 20 miles, shuttle cost $80). It is important for backpackers hiking in the North Carolina area to understand their limits based on the elevation demands along the trip. Learn more about us.
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the Art Loeb Trail Shuttles.
Art Loeb Trail Shuttles, Permitted through the US Forest Services, Pisgah Ranger District, We supply transportation to the trail head at Daniel Boone Campground. You leave your car at Davidson River. (Shuttle services can also be provided in the other direction if planned in advance)$125 for groups up to 2, $150 for groups of 3, $20 each additional person after 3ppl
Blue ridge Parkway shuttles $80 for groups of 2, $100 for a group of 3, $15 each additional person after 3ppl
There are no refunds of any type for shuttle service.
Pura Vida Adventures offers Art Loeb Trail Shuttles, Guided day hikes of the Art Loeb trail, and multi day backpacking and slackpacking trips of the Art Loeb Trail. Please contact us at 772-579-0005 or email@example.com