Join ncHighPeaks for a stimulating Sunday Stroll to Douglas Falls on May 27. The falls are a short half-mile walk on an easily navigated trail that goes over some roots and muddy/wet areas. Unlike most local cascading falls, Douglas Falls charges over a rocky ledge and drops straight down, uninterrupted for nearly 100-feet! With the walk out, the stroll is only one-mile long with less than a 50-foot elevation change. We’ll meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 1pm. Transportation will be provided by the Yancey County Transportation Authority for a cost of
Join ncHighPeaks for an invigorating hike this Saturday (May 12) to Hump Mountain on the Appalachian Trail in Avery County. Meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30am (Transportation may be provided by the Yancey County Transportation Authority, in which case there will be a $5 Transportion Fee).
nc HighPeaks is sponsoring a Fundraising Hike to Mitchell Falls on April 21 for the Yancey History Association. Please contact Jake Blood at 284-6878 for more information and to make your reservation. The hike will cover 6-miles and over 1000-feet elevation gain and cost $50 per participant. Transportation, lunch, historic perspective and a rare glimpse at this magnificent waterfall will be provided!
Join NC HighPeaks for an invigorating Spring Sunday Stroll April 22 to Victor Fields just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Yancey County. The stroll will cover 1-mile with 100 feet of elevation gain and offer historic insights and magnificent and expansive views of the Black Mountains. We will meet at 1pm on the Town Square and at 1:30pm in the parking lot on NC-80 at the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit our website at www.ncHighPeaks.org or call hike leader Jake Blood at 284-6879 for more information. See you on the Trails!!
Join NC HighPeaks on April 14 for a moderately strenuous 5-mile Saturday Hike to High Rocks on the Appalachian Trail just south of Spivy Gap on US-19W. We will meet on the Town Square at 9:30am to carpool or you can meet us at the Spivy Gap parking area at 10am. Contact hike leader Jake Blood at 284-6878 or visit our website at www.ncHighPeaks.org for more information. See you on the trails!
North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association has gone live with a web cam that shows 15 minute visual updates of weather conditions over the Black Mountains in Yancey County. With a view from above Murchison along the Cane River, the association’s video camera takes in the range from Mt. Mitchell on the right almost to Cattail Peak on the left, including the two highest peaks in the eastern United States.
Spring is here and the outdoors beckon!! Take advantage and join ncHighPeaks on a Spring Stroll to beautiful Setrock Creek Falls this Sunday (March 25). The 2-mile stroll includes a gentle 100-foot elevation gain with payoff views of Devil's Den and Setrock Creek Falls.