Friends of Asheville Recreational Trail

We are a group of people who enjoy hiking in and around Asheville. We love our community and love spending time in nature.

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Upcoming Events

Our next hike is scheduled for May 14, 2022 at 2pm at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. 

We will hang out for a bit before and after the hike. We will have some yard games set up and snacks from Rise Above Bakehouse

May FART Meetup Blue Ridge Visitor

Previous FART Meetups

A big thanks to everyone sending in pictures to support F.A.R.T.

People are seriously awesome.

F.A.R.T. members know how to have fun!
A glimpse of a self proclaimed Senior F.A.R.T. in the wild!
We love you too PR or ER!
We love our F.A.R.T. members!
F.A.R.T. members enjoying a sunny day!
Fun around at the slopes
A F.A.R.T member showing their support. Thank you!
F.A.R.T. families! We agree completely!
Fun day around on the slopes
Who's a F.A.R.T.? This guy!
The cutest F.A.R.T. Dog!
Fun day around on the slopes

Watch the F.A.R.T. Founder discuss the threat of our club mascot with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Join our email list and follow us @FART_AVL and we will alert you about F.A.R.T. happenings in and around Asheville. 

Please send any awesome F.A.R.T. pictures or questions to

122 Responses

  1. Thank you for the information on some great hiking spots around Asheville. I have family over that way and as a local to the Raleigh area your recs have helped me identify some new trails to explore! Thanks again! 🙂

      1. I’m sorry that we missed the gathering! My son, who is a future FARTer if there ever was one, had theater class. Next time! Thank you for keeping FART viable for the next generation!

  2. I wish FART could waft to the eastern side of the state. Would love to have a hiking group as amazing as FART by me. Keep Calm and FART On!

    1. I’ve been a FARTer since it’s inception. Because of this amazing group, I’ve met a lot of FART partners.

  3. As a fellow hiker, I’ve always found that, no matter what, I ALWAYS trust a F.A.R.T. They have the best recommendations for trails to explore, and I’ve never been let down by a F.A.R.T.

  4. Being a F.A.R.T makes me a proud Carolinian. Being able to explore the Ashville area while also supporting the trail systems gives me something to look forward to when I’m out west hiking. Glad I found this group!

  5. We found get hiking places through FART, my partner and dogs (which are boxers) are proud FARTers of the hiking trails. THANKS GUYS for everything?

  6. Thank you for this amazing group. I have spent many a wonderful day hiking in your beautiful state. I find that cities with recreational trail organizations like yours provide the best experience.

  7. I traveled from Ohio for a trip to Asheville. A local F.A.R.T. member helped me find some amazing trails away from the crowds. Thanks again!

  8. I recently visited a friend in North Carolina, and found out he’s an avid FARTer. I was delighted to hike the trails with him and our two other friends. We met some other FARTers on the trails and boy they were a gas. I guess what I learned is the real treasure is the FARTs we made along the way.

  9. Who doesn’t love a good FART to relieve some pressure in this hectic life? Thanks to FARTing, I get to FART with all of my family in the trails of Asheville now. Great work guys.

  10. I proposed to my wife on a trail in Asheville. It was beautiful, cleaned and well-maintained. It’s a memory I’ll cherish forever. My wife and I became F.A.R.T.s that day and we’ve been F.A.R.T.s ever since

  11. I thoroughly enjoy wandering through Western NC! So many beautiful flowers and trees. I love the scent of blooming Apple, Crape Myrtle, and my favorite Silk Mimosa trees. I am a proud FART smeller!

  12. I love F.A.R.T! All my friends love FART! And this organization has filled a hole in my life. We heart to F.A.R.T!!!

  13. I love the NC mountain trails. The sights and especially the smells of nature in all her bounty! Thank you F.A.R.T. for all you do to keep North Carolina beautiful!

  14. I am a F.A.R.T. My wife is a F.A.R.T. My children are F.A.R.T’s. In a time of civil unrest and global pandemics we must all become F.A.R.T’s.

    F.A.R.T’s are free to float around the great state of North Carolina. We are forcefully breaking through the cracks of a society that have hidden us away for to long.

    In the past F.A.R.T’s have been regarded as dirty. Aimlessly wandering muddy tracks carved through the cracks of North Carolina. We must wipe away the filthy remnants of past F.A.R.T’s.

    Today we find F.A.R.T’s of all colors, from all backgrounds, proudly making themselves known publicly and without embarrassment.

    It is high time that previously silent F.A.R.T’s rise up and with one voice in a rumble of glory proclaim “F.A.R.T’s shall be heard”.

    I do not want to be part of a world with out F.A.R.T’s. If you want a better North Carolina, nay, If you want a better America, F.A.R.T’s are the answer.

  15. As senior citizens, we’re so happy to find a hiking group that wasn’t beyond our abilities to keep up with the rest of the group. My wife says I’m qualified to lead F.A.R.T. hikes now.

  16. Considering your tag has a beautiful black bear on it, one must ponder the question, do bears FART in the woods? I love your tag. As a colon cancer survivor, I think it’s awesome. The bad stigma of natural things is what embarrasses people to the point they sometimes forgo life saving procedures. That ole party pooper can just shut the bathroom door.

  17. While I live in Hickory I frequently hike on the Mountain to Sea Trail around Asheville as well as other great trails in those beautiful mountains – GO FART!!!

  18. I married into a family known for their dedication to F.A.R.T. At first, I felt like an outsider, but this organization has made me realize I have a home at F.A.R.T.

  19. Someone needs to create a sister organization: Friends of Awesome Recreation Trails so that the FARTS can waft around the world. I smell a global movement about to be released!

    1. They are in the works! Some talented local individuals have sent in amazing logos! We will give them out at our next F.A.R.T. hike. We will update the site, email list, and twitter when they’re available. Thanks for being a F.A.R.T.

  20. Love coming to the mountains in Oct when the leaves changes.Camping and eating Tacos around the campfire.Sounds fishy but we live near the coast and have the best seafood to take and make fish or shrimp Tacos.

  21. I’m from Connecticut and live in Portland but, I am a FART and no one I know would disagree with me. 🙂

  22. Hi! Just saw your segment on Jimmy Kimmel. Love it. I’m in Dallas, Texas, and as one would imagine, we’re very familiar with F.A.R.T. philosophy and methodology. Our rapid transit system is named DART (close huh?) I’d love to make it up that way and experience in your area! Can I join? I think you’re on the verge of a nationwide movement! Bill

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