2019 Hike Schedule

The theme of our hiking schedule this year is the Black Mountains Hiking Challenge. Over the course of the year, we'll cover most of the trails included in the challenge. We'll generally offer a more moderate adaptation of the main hike for those who would prefer.

Date/Difficulty Challenge #, Trail Name, Length Total Length, Leader

Jan 1

Strenuous

14- Devil's Den- .7

20- Lower River Loop- 2.5

21- Upper River Loop- 3.7

22- Setrock Creek Falls- .2

7.1

Dennis

Jan 1

Moderate

Selection from above hikes

Joe Lappin

Duke Rose

Feb 2

Moderate

Buck Creek Gap north on MST to Castle Rock and return

4

Martin

Feb 2

Easier

Buck Creek Gap north on MST a ways and return

2 to 3

John

Mar 16

Extremely Strenuous

23- Woody Ridge- 2.2

5- BMCT-Woody Ridge-Bolen's Creek- 4.6

6.8

Dennis

Mar 9

Stroll

Roaring Fork Falls

1.4

Carolyn

Apr 13

Relaxed hike

Laurel River

4 to 6

Carolyn

Apr 27

Strenuous

Lost Cove from Whiteoak Flats Rd

6.0

Jake

Apr 27

Moderate

AT High Rocks 4.0

May 11

Strenuous

3- Big Butt- 5.6

5.6

Dennis or John

May 11

Moderate+

To Little Butt and return 5.0
May 11 Rocky Fork State Park (relaxed hike)

2.0

Carolyn

Jun 1

Very Strenuous

17- MST MM Summit to NC 128- 4.5

18- MST NC 128 to Walker Knob- 4.6

9.1

Dennis

Jun 1

Moderate

MST to Rainbow Gap and return 4.0

Jun 15

Stroll

Chestoa View and Trail/Linville Falls 

2.0

Carolyn

Jul 6

Very Strenous

8- MM Summit BMCT to Big Tom- 1.5

4- Big Tom Connector- .4

9- Buncombe HRT from Big Tom To Colbert Ck Rd- 6.2 

8.1

John

Jul 6 Moderate Colbert Ridge to Lookout Rock and Return 2.0

Jul 20

Stroll

Swinging Bridges  Katey

Aug 10

Very Strenuous

2- Balsam Nature Trail- .7

8- Summit BMCT to Big Tom- .1.5

4- Big Tom Connector- .4

10- BHRT Big Tom to Comm Hill- 2.3

12- Comm Hill to MMSP- 2.0

6.9

John

Aug 10 Balsam Nature Trail & Lunch at MMSP Restaurant

.7

Carolyn

Sep 7

Very Strenuous

19- Old Mt Mitchell Trail- 2.0

16- MST Summit to Comm Hill- 1.3

15- MST Comm Hill to BMCG- 4.5

7.8

John

Sep 7

Moderate

Locust Creek Falls

2.0

Carolyn

Sep 21

Stroll

Dillingham Fire Tower & Douglas Falls

1.0

Carolyn/John

Oct 5

Very Strenuous

8- BMCT Summit to Big Tom- 1.5

7- BMCT Big Tom to Deep Gap- 2.3

Deep Gap to Cattail Community- 4.0

7.8

Dennis

Oct 5

Moderate

8- BMCT Summit to Big Tom- 1.5

Return- 1.5

Van to Cattail

3.0

Oct 19

 

Green Knob Firetower Lookout- Open House

1.0

Carolyn/John

Nov 2

Extremely Strenuous

23- Woody Ridge- 2.2

6- BMCT Woody Ridge to Colbert Ridge- 2.7

13- Colbert Ridge- 3.8

8.7

Dennis

Nov 2

Relaxed Hike

MST from Neal's Creek Rd Loop

1.5

Carolyn

Dec 7

1- Bald Knob Ridge- 2.8

Van Shuttle

BHRT NC 128 to FS 472- 4.6

7.4

Dec 7

Moderate

1- Bald Knob Ridge- 2.8

Blue Ridge Pinnacle- 1

3.8