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

Strenuous

1- Bald Knob Ridge- 2.8

Van Shuttle

11- BHRT NC 128 to FS 472- 4.6

7.4

John

Feb 2

Moderate

1- Bald Knob Ridge- 2.8

Blue Ridge Pinnacle- 1.0

3.8

Mar 2

Extremely Strenuous

23- Woody Ridge- 2.2

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

6.8

Dennis

Mar 2

Moderate

TBD  

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

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

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

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

Moderate

Summit ramble- combination of trails  

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  

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

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

Moderate

To Be Determined  
Dec 7 To Be Determined  

Dec 7

Moderate

To Be Determined