Friends of Mt. Mitchell State Park Hike

NC High Peaks Trail Association in our role as the Friends of Mt. Mitchell State Park will be leading hikes at the Park in conjunction with the Park Staff.  These hikes are primarily designed for day visitors to the Park but High Peaks members and friends are always welcome.  The first hikes will be Sunday July 1 and then once or twice per month on weekends.  Watch the website for the schedule.  Two hikes will be led each day:

High Peaks Trail Maintenance on the MST

High Peaks will be working our section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail on Friday, June 22.  Meet at the town square at 8:30 AM or at Buck Creek Gap parking area where NC Route 80 crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway about 9 AM.
Contact if you have any questions.

Visit High Peaks' Booth at the Mt. MItchell Craft Fair!

NC HIgh Peaks Trail Association will have a booth at this year's Craft Fair on Friday August 3 and Saturday August 4 on the Burnsville Town Square.  Stop by for free goodies and to learn more about High Peaks!

Sunday Stroll on the Lower River Loop at Black Mountain Campground

North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will hold its monthly “Sunday Stroll” on June 24th at the Black Mountain Campground. This is a family friendly, relaxed hike following the Lower River Loop trail which is about 1.5 miles with an elevation gain of just 100 feet. The stroll is lead by Jake and Cynthia Blood, who will talk about the flora and fauna and other natural sights along the way.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting

Please join us for the next NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting which will take place at the Mountain Heritage Center across from the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville.  Meeting will start at 1 PM.

ncHighPeaks Celebrates National Trails Day June 2 With a Hike to 6,189’ Grassy Ridge on Appalachian Trail

Join the NC High Peaks Trails Association as we celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2 with a hike to Grassy Ridge, the last 6,000-foot summit (6,189-feet) on the Appalachian Trail heading north before Mount Washington in New Hampshire.  The hike in is two-and-a-half miles from Carver’s Gap and traverses both Round and Jane Balds on the Appalachian Trail before taking a short side-trail to Grassy Ridge.  The views are 360-degrees of both North Carolina and Tennessee with our own Black Mountains and Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the East at 6,684-feet,  visible in the distan

Sunday Stroll to Spectacular Douglas Falls (May 27)

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 $5 per participant.  We will r

Hump Mountain Hike May 12 (Saturday)

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 High Peaks Board Meeting NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE/TIME

Please join us for the next High Peaks Board Meeting at the Mountain Heritage Center (across from Parkway Playhouse).  All members and the public are welcome!

Yancey History Association Fundraising Hike to Mitchell Falls April 21

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!


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