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 Leads Hike Over Blackstock Knob Sat, Sept. 6

09/06/2014 8:30 am
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With Autumn approaching Yancey County’s higher elevations, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will lead a hike over 6,320-foot Blackstock Knob on Sept. 6. This difficult trek of 5 miles will include a climb and descent of more than 1,000 feet, some of it over rough rock steps that can be slippery if wet.

HIgh Peaks Trail Maintenance Day on Thursday, August 28

08/28/2014 8:30 am
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This coming Thursday we will tackle our MST section from Neal's Creek Rd to the first crossing of the Parkway (MP 346).  We plan to weed-eat, lop, and remove small trees and branches from the trail.  If we have enough volunteers we will split into two crews and work the trail from both ends.  We plan to meet in Burnsville at 8:30 AM on the north side of the Town Square.

Join High Peaks for Birding Stroll Sunday, August 24

08/24/2014 6:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on August 24. Birders report seeing nearly two dozen species at this location recently, so join us for the fun and adventure. We may see other species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine.

Join High Peaks for a Hike at Grandfather Mountain Sat, Aug. 16

08/16/2014 8:30 am
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The High Peaks Trail Association will lead a hiking adventure to one of the region’s premier attractions, Grandfather Mountain, on August 16. This hike will be a strenuous eight miles, with a significant climb up the Daniel Boone Scout Trail to Calloway Peak, then along the Cragway and down the Boone Fork Extension.

High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, August 21

08/21/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Thursday, August 21 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  Agenda items will include the recent Crafts Fair, hiking schedule, and trail maintenance plans.  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.

Visit High Peaks at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair!

08/01/2014 9:00 am
08/02/2014 5:00 pm
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Stop by our booth at the Crafts Fair on Friday August 1 or Saturday August 2 between 9 am and 5 pm.  We will have information on hiking in beautiful Yancey County as well as souvenir items such as T-shirts, license plates, and glassware with our logo or that of the Friends of Mt. Mitchell State Park.  Proceeds will benefit both organizations.  See you there!

High Peaks Leads Bird-Watching Stroll Sunday, July 27

07/27/2014 6:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on July 27. Birders report seeing nearly two dozen species at this location recently, so join us for the fun and adventure. We may see other species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine.

Join High Peaks for Mt. Mitchell Stroll Sunday, July 13

07/13/2014 1:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a stroll on the East’s highest mountain, Mt. Mitchell, on Sunday, July 13.

High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, July 17.

07/17/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Thursday, July 17 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.

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