35 minutes east of Asheville
approximately 1900 Bethlehem Rd, Old Fort, NC (see photo below)
From Asheville, take I-240E to I-40E toward Statesville. In 19.7 miles, take exit 73 for Old Fort.
At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Bat Cave Road. Drive .5 mile, then turn left onto Old Fort Sugar Hill Road. After .7 mile, make a slight right to stay on Old Fort Sugar Hill Road. Go 2.4 miles.
After passing Silvers Welch Rd, turn right onto Bethlehem Road. Go 1.5 miles, and after passing a sign on the right for Hickory Nut Trace, go .2 miles to the very next driveway on the right, which is unmarked. Drive in and your guide will meet you there.