Stroll at The Orchard- Sunday, August 25

08/25/2013 1:00 pm

Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a stroll at the historic Orchard at Altapass on Sunday Aug. 25. This moderate 2-mile hike will wind through the 100-year-old apple orchard, offering spectacular views from the crest of the Blue Ridge near Spruce Pine.

Historic Mitchell Toll Road- Rocky Knobs & Greybeard- Saturday, August 17

08/17/2013 8:30 am

Tomorrow's hike is still on as planned. The weather forecast is calling for some rain but no thunder or lightning. Bring your rain gear, water, lunch and hiking poles if you have them. Should be a fun hike! 

Big Butt Trail Hike- Sat, August 10 POSTPONED due to weather

08/10/2013 8:30 am

We have postponed this hike due to high probablilty of thunderstorms/lightning.  It has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, September 7, at which time we are hopeful that the Blue Ridge Parkway will have reopened as far as Walker Knob so that we can do the hike as a one-way, more down than up hike from Walker Knob to Cane River Gap (197S). Watch for details in the next few weeks.

Mt. Mitchell Stroll- Sunday, July 28

07/28/2013 1:00 pm

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a leisurely stroll in the cool air atop Mt. Mitchell on Sunday July 28.

Blackstock Knob on MST- Saturday, July 20

07/20/2013 9:00 am

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a hike across Blackstock Knob on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail on Saturday July 20th. This high-elevation hike offers spectacular views of the Asheville Watershed and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Friday July 19

07/19/2013 9:00 am

Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, July 19 for our monthly 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!

Rhododendron Gardens Stroll - Sunday, June 23

06/23/2013 1:00 pm

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a leisurely stroll through the rhododendron garden at Roan Mountain this Sunday, June 23. Roan is famous for its dazzling display of colors, and the plants should be around their peak.

Isom Mine Hike- Saturday, June 15

06/15/2013 8:30 am

The historic Isom Mine under Celo Knob will be the destination of a NC High Peaks Trail Association hike set for Saturday, June 15. This is a nine mile loop hike that starts and ends at the Weller Cabin on Cattail Creek Rd. near Pensacola. Hikers can expect a 2000 foot elevation gain over single track trail and old logging roads over the first three miles, spectacular views from the mica mine, followed by a gentle descent along an old railroad grade for the return trip.

High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day on Saturday June 8

06/08/2013 8:30 am

Please join us on Saturday, June 8 for our monthly trail maintenance day.  This time we will be lopping and weed-eating the Upper River Loop Trail at Black Mountain Campground.  Early in April we cleared the trail of downed trees but our warm, wet spring means the weeds are growing fast!  Meet on the north side of the Burnsville town square at 8:30 AM or at Black Mountain Campground around 9 AM.  Contact John for more information at:

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