Urban Walking Tour
The Urban Trail is a self-guided walking tour that is 1.7 miles. It is divided into five distinct time periods, each of which has a symbol. These symbols are carved into pink granite blocks placed in the sidewalk along the way. The feather represents the Gilded Age, the horseshoe represents the Frontier Period, an angel for the Times of Thomas Wolfe, the courthouse for the Era of Civic Pride and an eagle for the Age of Diversity.
All street crosswalks for the trail are marked. Enjoyed in its entirety, the walking tour requires approximately two hours to complete. The map in this brochure identifies each of the 30 stations by a number. All 30 stations include a piece of art and/or a bronze plaque that describes the station.
Pick up free maps of the Urban Walking Tour at:
- Pack Place
- Asheville Visitors Center at 36 Montford Avenue
- Visitors Pavilion at 121 College Street in Pack Square Park
- Go to Urban Walking Tour link for a printable copy of the map