Come join us explore the majestic Black Mountains and scenic Toe River Valley of Western North Carolina

 

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges.  At  6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. 

Come See High Peaks at the Craft Fair!

08/05/2016 9:00 am
08/06/2016 5:00 pm
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Come visit the High Peaks booth during this years Mount Mitchell Craft Fair.  The fair will run from 9 am to 5 pm on Firday August 5 and Saturday August 6.  We will be on the square next to the Burnsville Chamber's tent.  Come by and chat about our mountains and trails, pick up some free literature and take a look at High Peask T-shirts and other merchandise for sale.  

Birding Stroll

07/29/2016 6:00 pm
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High Peaks Board Meeting on July 21

07/21/2016 9:00 am
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Please join the High Peaks Board for our regular meeting at 9 AM on Thursday, July 21 at Appalachian Java on West Main St.  Hiking, trail maintenance and projects will be on the agenda.  We will also have a report on preparations for the Centennial Celebration of Mount Mitchell State Park scheduled for the last weekend in August.  Come share a cup of coffee with us!

High Peaks Leads Challenging Loop Hike July 2

07/02/2016 8:30 am
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Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a mid-summer challenge Saturday, July 2 as the group takes on a strenuous 12-mile loop hike along the western flanks and crest of the Black Mountains.

Hikers will meet at the Cattail Community Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m.and carpool several miles to their starting point. The hike will proceed to the abandoned Isom Mica Mine, then along an old railroad grade, up to Celo Knob, along the Black Mountain Crest Trail to Deep Gap and back down to the starting point.

OWLS Meeting

06/28/2016 9:00 am
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The next OWLS meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 9 am at Appalachian Java.  Call 682-3733 to confirm the date if you plan to attend.  We will be discussing doing an event with the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institution as well as planning for a Swift Night Out.

OWLS Meeting

06/28/2016 9:00 am
US/Eastern

The next OWLS meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 9 am at Appalachian Java.  Call 682-3733 to confirm the date if you plan to attend.  We will be discussing doing an event with the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institution as well as planning for a Swift Night Out.

Birding Stroll

06/25/2016 9:00 am
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Join the High Peaks Birders for our third birding stroll of the year on Saturday, June 25 at Cane River Park.  We will meet at 9am in the main parking lot near the kiosk and walk along the fields and into the woods by the river.  We expect to find a large variety of birds, fledglings and nests.  Bring binoculars, and dress for the weather.  We will go rain or shine if at all possible.  All skill levels from beginner to expert are welcome.  For more information call 828-682-3733.  As always this event is free and open to the public.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting Thursday Thursday, June 23 NEW DATE

06/23/2016 9:00 am
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Please join the High Peaks Board for our regular meeting at 9 AM on Thursday, June 23 at Appalachian Java on West Main St.  Hiking, trail maintenance and projects will be on the agenda.  We will also have a report on preparations for the Centennial Celebration of Mount Mitchell State Park scheduled for the last weekend in August.  Come share a cup of coffee with us!

Celebrate National Trails Day with Mt. Mitchell Loop Hike June 4

06/04/2016 8:30 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a celebration of National Trails Day by taking a loop hike around Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, June 4. This 6-mile jaunt is rated as moderate to difficult, but should offer tremendous views from the highest peak in the Eastern U.S.

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