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.

Spring Wildflower Discussion April 7 @ 2pm at United Community Bank

The North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will present a spring wildflower discussion on Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m., at the United Community Bank.

Spring Sunday Stroll to Setrock Creek Falls March 25

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. 

Two Hikes March 17...One Very Strenuous, One Less Strenuous!!

ncHighPeaks offers two hikes March 17 (Saturday), one very strenuous and a second less strenuous!! The longer, strenuous 12-mile hike will feature a loop along the Black Mountain Crest Trail from Deep Gap to Celo Knob, while the shorter, less strenuous 8-mile hike will follow an old railroad-grade below the Black Mountain Crest Trail. All hikers will meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 7:30 a.m., or at the Cattail Creek Community parking lot on Cattail Creek Road at 8am. We'll carpool up to "5 Maples", then all hike up several switchbacks to the "level" railroad-grade.

Sunday Stroll to Roaring Fork Falls Feb 26

Join the NC HighPeaks for a leisurely Sunday Stroll to Roaring Fork Falls this Sunday (Feb 26).  The 1.5-mile hike is fairly level with less than 100-feet of elevation gain and a high pay-off view of the falls.  We will meet at 1 p.m. on the Burnsville Town Square to car pool or you can meet us at the Busick US Forest Service Work Center at 1:30 p.m.  Visit our website at or contact hike leader Cynthia Blood at 678-0755 for more information.  See you on the Trails!


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