2020 Hike Schedule

 

HIGH PEAKS GUIDED HIKES SUSPENDED FOR NOW.

 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations from CDC we are suspending our hiking program at least for a month.  Sorry but High Peaks believes this is in everyones best interest.  Watch our Facebook page and website for self-guided hiking suggestions for individuals who want to get outdoors!

Date/Difficulty Trail Name Length, Leader

Jan 1

First Day Hike
Moderate

Black Mountain Crest Trail to Mt. Craig
Alternate hike at Black Mountain
Campground if Mt. Mitchell is closed.
2 miles

Feb 1
Moderate

Crabtree Falls from Seven Mile Ridge and
Return
4 miles
Dennis

Feb 15
Easier

 

Stroll to Setrock Creek then continue on
Upper River Loop and return on FS Road
3.5 miles, basically flat
Carolyn

Mar 7

Strenuous (long)

Pinnacle Mountain Firetower, TN

CANCELLED

9.6 miles moderate grade

Robert

Mar 21

Easier

Stroll to Lake James Historic Cemeteries with Guide  POSTPONED

3.5

Kevin

Apr 4

Easy Hike

Laurel Branch Stoll in New Section of Mount Mitchell SP at Pensacola

Meet & Greet Park Ranger

POSTPONED

About 2

Jake

Apr 18

Moderate

Laurel River to Runion Ruins

Hikers can turn around to shorten hike.

POSTPONED

7

Carolyn

May 2

TBD

 

 

May 16

Very Strenuous

Lost Cove

7.5

Jake

June 6

Relaxed Hike

Boone Fork Loop at Grandfather Mtn. SP

4.9

Carolyn/Robert

June 20

Extremely Strenuous

Solstice Hike.  Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mt. Mitchell Summit to Bolens Ck.

11

 

July 11

Strenuous (long)

Mt. Mitchell Ranger Office to Walker Knob Overlook on Old RR Grade

About 7

July 18

Easy

Guided stroll on the Balsam Nature Trail at Mt. Mitchell SP, Pie at Restaurant!

0.7

Carolyn/Mt. Mitchell Ranger

Aug 1

Hike

 

 

Aug 7/8

Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair

 

 

Aug 15

Stroll

 

 

Sept 5

Hike

 

 

Sept 19

Stroll

 

 

Oct 3

Annual Meeting

 

 

Oct 10

Very Strenuous

AT from Devils Fork Gap to Shelton Graves, Return on Green Ridge Trail

9

Oct 17

Stroll

 

 

Nov 7

Strenuous (long)

Pinnacle Mountain Firetower, TN

9.6 miles moderate grade

Robert

Nov 21

Stroll

 

 

Dec 12

Hike

 

 

Dec 19

Stroll