The group said one of the bear's siblings was also at the scene and appeared to be trying to help free the stuck paw.
Help Asheville Bears contacted the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Wildlife Conservation Technician Ryan Luckadoo responded to the scene.
Luckadoo climbed the tree and was able to pull the bear's paw free.
"Luckadoo assessed that there was no bleeding and no damage to the paw before putting the cub back onto the tree below him and letting it climb down the tree," Help Asheville Bears said.
The group described Luckadoo as a "tree climbing super hero" and said it is asking the NCWRC to give the rescuer an award for his actions.