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. 

High Peaks Sponsors Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Local Expert Aug. 26

08/26/2017 8:30 am
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Photo caption: Participants will learn the medicinal qualities of plants like this, called Self Heal, at an Aug. 26 educational walk at Cane River Park sponsored by High Peaks.

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, Aug.

High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday August 17

08/17/2017 9:00 am
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Please join the High Peaks board members this Thursday for our regular Board meeting.  Have a cup of coffee with us at Appalachian Java while we discuss hiking plans, results from the Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair, the conclusion of our first RTP project on the Mt. Mitchell trail and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

August 12 Hike CANCELED

08/12/2017 6:37 am
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Due to the threst of thunderstorms we have decided to cancel today's hike.  No "rain date" at this time.

No Camping on the Black Mountain Crest Trail Due to Bear Activity!

NO CAMPING on the Black Mountain Crest Trail until further notice! The Superintendent at Mt. Mitchell State Park has prohibited camping on this trail due to persistent bear activity at Deep Gap. Hiking is still allowed but be sure to take precautions when in bear country!

High Peaks Leads Two Appalachian Trail Hikes Aug. 12

08/12/2017 8:30 am
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Keep your summer full of fun by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association for either of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail on Aug. 12.

The more challenging hike will travel 11.2 miles from Erwin, TN to Spivey Gap. This extremely strenuous hike is only for very fit, experienced hikers. It will include a 2,000-foot climb but will offer spectacular views into the Nolichucky River Gorge.

Visit High Peaks at the Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair!

08/04/2017 9:00 am
08/05/2017 5:00 pm
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Visiting the Craft Fair this year?  Stop by our booth on Friday or Saturday!  We'll have our new poster maps for sale as well as T-shirts and other items.  Or just stop and chat with one of our members.  Our booth will be located on the green south of the Burns statue.  CORRECTION!  We will be on South Main Street between the Town Center and the old library.

 

Birding Stroll

07/08/2017 9:00 am
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       The High Peaks Birders monthly stroll will be held on Saturday, July 8th, at 9 am. We will meet at Cane River Park for an easy walk around the park and along the river.  Steve Buettner will lead this month's walk. Join us for a bountiful birding stroll. Should be plenty of fledglings around. Please arrive in the large parking lot next to the soccer field (first driveway on the right into the park) a little before 9:00am.  Stroll starts at 9:00am. Bring binoculars, and dress for the weather. We will go rain or shine if at all possible.

Weekend Birding Stroll: Cane River Park, Saturday, July 8th at 9 am

07/08/2017 9:00 am
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The High Peaks Birders monthly stroll will be held on Saturday, July 8th, at 9 am. 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday April June 29

06/29/2017 9:00 am
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Please join the High Peaks board members this Thursday for our regular Board meeting.  Have a cup of coffee with us at Appalachian Java while we discuss hiking plans, rehab. of the Mt. Mitchell trail and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

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