Come join us explore the majestic Black Mountains and scenic Toe River Valley of Western North Carolina

 

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges.  At  6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. 

High Peaks Leads Birdwatching Stroll Sunday, September 28

09/28/2014 5:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on Sunday, Sept. 28. This park offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine.

Meet at the park near the kiosk in the main parking lot for the stroll, which begins at 5 p.m. We will explore four different habitats in off-the-beaten-path parts of the park, walking about one mile over the course of about 90 minutes to two hours.

High Peaks Leads Hike Over Roan Mountain Sat., Sept. 20

09/20/2014 8:30 am
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a jaunt over spectacular Roan Mountain on Sept. 20. This difficult 6.3-mile hike will reward hikers with great views from the top of one of the region’s signature peaks.

High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, September 18

09/18/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Thursday, Septemeber 18 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  Agenda items will include planning for nest year's hikes.  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.

Hike Over Blackstock Knob CANCELLED

09/06/2014 8:30 am
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Due to the predictions for thunderstorms, the hike over Blackstock Knob has been cancelled for Sept 6.

HIgh Peaks Trail Maintenance Day on Thursday, August 28

08/28/2014 8:30 am
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This coming Thursday we will tackle our MST section from Neal's Creek Rd to the first crossing of the Parkway (MP 346).  We plan to weed-eat, lop, and remove small trees and branches from the trail.  If we have enough volunteers we will split into two crews and work the trail from both ends.  We plan to meet in Burnsville at 8:30 AM on the north side of the Town Square.

Join High Peaks for Birding Stroll Sunday, August 24

08/24/2014 6:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on August 24. Birders report seeing nearly two dozen species at this location recently, so join us for the fun and adventure. We may see other species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine.

Join High Peaks for a Hike at Grandfather Mountain Sat, Aug. 16

08/16/2014 8:30 am
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The High Peaks Trail Association will lead a hiking adventure to one of the region’s premier attractions, Grandfather Mountain, on August 16. This hike will be a strenuous eight miles, with a significant climb up the Daniel Boone Scout Trail to Calloway Peak, then along the Cragway and down the Boone Fork Extension.

High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, August 21

08/21/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Thursday, August 21 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  Agenda items will include the recent Crafts Fair, hiking schedule, and trail maintenance plans.  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.

Visit High Peaks at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair!

08/01/2014 9:00 am
08/02/2014 5:00 pm
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Stop by our booth at the Crafts Fair on Friday August 1 or Saturday August 2 between 9 am and 5 pm.  We will have information on hiking in beautiful Yancey County as well as souvenir items such as T-shirts, license plates, and glassware with our logo or that of the Friends of Mt. Mitchell State Park.  Proceeds will benefit both organizations.  See you there!

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