High Peaks Explores Lost Cove April 16


The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, April 16. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.

This strenuous hike of about 7.5 miles will descend about 1,200 feet in elevation to visit the Lost Cove ruins, buildings and cemetery, followed by a 1,200-foot climb back to our starting point. 

Bring a lunch, plenty of water and leashed dogs if you choose. Hikers will meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m.  Van transportation will be provided for a donation of $5 per person, but dogs are not allowed on the vans, so you must provide your own transportation if you bring one. 

The hike is subject to the opening of a Forest Service Road so be sure to check the club’s website, www.nchighpeaks.org, or Facebook page for last-minute changes.

Contact hike leader John Whitehouse at 828-682-3217 or trails@nchighpeaks.org  to reserve a spot on the van or if you have any questions.  Reservations are required by 5 pm Thursday, April 14.