Project Parkway - April 27, 2019

The National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway is excited to announce the second annual Project Parkway, a volunteer event combining efforts parkway-wide! We appreciate the dedication and interest you’ve demonstrated to the Parkway, so we want to specially invite YOU to join us for a hands-on workday improving the visitor experience at campgrounds and picnic areas.

When? Saturday, April 27th, 9AM to 12PM.

NC High Peaks is responsible for two campgrounds:

Join High Peaks for Easy Stroll Along the Laurel River Apr 13

The NC High Peaks Trail Association will celebrate the arrival of Spring with an easy, level stroll along the Laurel River in Madison County on Saturday, April 13.

The outing is open to the public and promises a glimpse of early spring wildflowers that line the picturesque old road bed that meanders along this lovely stream.

Retired Physician Tackles Black Mountains’ Toughest Trail at 75

Retired physician David Cort didn’t even know where the monthly High Peaks Trail Association’s hike was planned when at church he asked long-time hike leader Dennis Smith if he could join the group’s March 16 outing.

High Peaks Brings Back Outdoor Strolls

In an effort to attract a wider range of people to experience the outdoors, the NC High Peaks Trail Association is bringing back a program of easy-to-moderate strolls and hikes.

Strenuous Hike POSTPONED to March 16.

The Woody Ridge/Bolen's Creek hike POSTPONED. The strenuous hike scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed one week until March 16. Please contact the hike leader, Dennis Smith, if you have any questions. He can be reached at or 282.284.4000.

The stroll will still take place on Saturday as planned.

High Peaks Leads Dual Hikes March 9

Hikers will have two contrasting options on Saturday, March 9 when the NC High Peaks Trail Association offers one easy hike to a waterfall and a second hike that will take on the steepest, most challenging trail in the Black Mountains.

High Peaks Leads Scenic Mountains-to-Sea Trail Hike Feb 2

Take a mid-winter outdoor adventure with the NC High Peaks Trail Association when the club tackles a scenic section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail on Saturday, Feb. 2. The hike will begin at Buck Creek Gap and proceed two miles northbound to Castle Rock, then return to Buck Creek Gap.

High Peaks Seeks Input From Youth and Families

The NC High Peaks Trail Association invites all youth and families to go on-line and fill out a survey that the club will use to broaden its programs and appeal to that demographic. Participants will be automatically entered into a drawing, with a lucky winner to be awarded free High Peaks merchandise.

Stride Into the New Year by Joining High Peaks for Jan. 1 Hikes

Start your New Year off right by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association Jan. 1 for one of two hikes on scenic trails near the Black Mountain Campground.

High Peaks Announces Black Mountains Hiking Challenge

Hikers looking for adventure and gorgeous views are invited to test their endurance and earn a cool patch by completing the Black Mountains Hiking Challenge, a rigorous set of 23 hikes that includes all the official trails in the highest mountain range in the Eastern United States.


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