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!

Sunday Stroll to Victor Fields April 22

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  or call hike leader Jake Blood at 284-6879 for more information.  See you on the Trails!!

High Rocks Hike

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 for more information.  See you on the trails!

NC High Peaks Goes Live with Mountain Web Cam

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.


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