Join High Peaks for a special treat on Friday, September 22 when the club takes a leisurely stroll to spectacular Linville Falls, followed by lunch and a tasting at the Linville Falls Winery. 

The adventure will include a stop at Chestoa View overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 320.8, which offers tremendous views of Table Rock. 

The easy stroll to Linville Falls is only .5 miles each way with little elevation gain. Hikers who choose can continue another .7 miles out and back for a view from the Falls’ lower vantage point. 

Participants should gather at the Roses Shopping Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m.Transportation will be provided in a Yancey County van for a donation of $5 per person, reservations required. No dogs are allowed on the vans, so if you want to bring your leashed pet, you must provide your own transportation.

Bring snacks, water, lunch, rain gear and hiking poles if you use them. As a lunch option, you may want to sample the Accordi Brothers Brick Oven Pizza food truck, which will be available for lunch at the winery. 

The group should return to Burnsville between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Please contact John Whitehouse at (preferred) or 828-682-3217 by Wednesday evening, September 20 to reserve your seat on the van, or for more information. 

As always, check the High Peaks Facebook page or website,, for last-minute changes due to weather. 

Photo info: Strollers will catch a glimpse of Linville Falls on the June 22 High Peaks stroll and wine-tasting.

Linville Falls