High Peaks Leads Mt. Mitchell Ramble Sept. 28

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, Sept. 28 for a ramble around the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S. as the club leads an early-fall excursion on Mt. Mitchell.

High Peaks Offers Full Weekend of Fun Sept. 7-8

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a challenging hike up Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 7 in celebration of the 42nd birthday of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, followed by a tour of the area’s picturesque swinging bridges led by a noted local author on Sunday, Sept. 8.

High Peaks Leads High-Elevation Hikes Aug. 17

Beat the summer heat and score some spectacular views by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association for one of two hikes on Saturday, Aug. 17, with both venturing to high elevations along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Lunch Rock

High Peaks Picnic Saturday, August 10, Noon to 3 p.m.

Please mark your calendars for the High Peaks 2019 Picnic! Open to Members of High Peaks and Staff at Mt Mitchell State Park!When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Mt Mitchell State Park, Picnic area at the Summit and, in case of rain, in the lounge next to Mt. Mitchell Restaurant.

High Peaks Leads Black Mountains Adventure July 6

ROSES PARKING LOT Same time 8:30. Look for the Yancey Van. Drop off at the end of the day will be there too.

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association July 6 when the club leads a challenging hike from Mt. Mitchell to Big Tom, then down the Buncombe Horse Range Trail to Colbert’s Creek Road.

High Peaks Leads Linville Falls Stroll and Wine-Tasting

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a special treat on Saturday, June 22 when the club takes a leisurely stroll to spectacular Linville Falls, followed by a tasting at the Linville Falls Winery.

High Peaks Hikes on June 1 Feature Spectacular Views

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, June 1 for one of two hikes along the Big Butt Trail, with both offering tremendous views of the Black Mountain chain. These hikes were scheduled previously but postponed due to bad weather.

Parkway Overlook Cleanup Set for Wednesday, May 29

Join us Wednesday, May 29 as we make a sweep of all the parkway overlooks in the 50 mile stretch covered by the Crabtree Falls Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This Saturday: High Peaks Leads Stroll at Tennessee’s Newest State Park

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a relaxed stroll and a glimpse of spring flowers at Tennessee’s newest state park, Rocky Fork, on Saturday, May 25.

This will be the first time the club has hiked at this park, which is situated along picturesque Rocky Fork Creek just across the Tennessee border a few miles from Interstate 26. Strollers will visit the scene of an Indian massacre dating to the Revolutionary War era.

Mt. Mitchell Raises Pay for Summer Workers to $12/Hour

After a special appeal to top state officials, Mt. Mitchell State Park has been given the go-ahead to pay seasonal employees $12 an hour this summer, an increase of 50 percent over last season’s wages.

Summer job openings at the park include maintenance, concessions and gift shop positions, all of which give employees the chance to minglewith park visitors while enjoying cool weather and spectacular views from the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S.


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