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. 

Mother's Day Birding Stroll Set For May 10

05/10/2015 5:00 pm
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Mother’s Day is Birding Day.  N.C. High Peaks Trail Association invites all mothers and all lovers of mothers to to join us for our monthly Birding Stroll at Cane River Park, Sunday, May 10 at 5 p.m. Spring birding migration is in full swing and we expect to find an abundance of warblers, finches, wood peckers, black birds, water birds and many other species.

High Peaks Leads Hike Over Blackstock Knob May 2

05/02/2015 8:30 am
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With Spring advancing up to Yancey County’s higher elevations, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will lead a hike over 6,320-foot Blackstock Knob on May 2. This difficult trek of 5 miles will include a climb and descent of more than 1,000 feet, some of it over rough rock steps that can be slippery if wet.

High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day on Saturday April 25 POSTPONED

04/25/2015 8:30 am
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High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day POSTPONED!  Due to nearly 100% chance of rain on Saturday we will postpone our return to Lost Cove.  Look for an announcement when we reschedule!

 

High Peaks Leads Bolens Creek Stroll April 26

04/26/2015 1:00 pm
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Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for an easy stroll at Bolen’s Creek on Sunday April 26. The outing should provide a glimpse of spring flowers in bloom, along with gorgeous views of one of the area’s most beautiful streams.

Strollers should assemble at the Burnsville Town Square at 1 p.m. on April 26. Transportation will be provided in a Yancey County van for a $5 fee. No pets are allowed in the vans.

High Peaks Board Meeting on Thursday, April 9

04/09/2015 9:00 am
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Everyone is welcome to join the HP Board at our next regular Board meeting to be held at Appalachian Java on West Main St. at 9 am on Thursday, April 9.  We plan to discuss our hike schedule, trail maintenance, Mt. Mitchell activities and any other items the Board or our members wish to consider.  Come have a cup of coffee and a bagel with us!

High Peaks Explores Lost Cove April 4

04/04/2015 8:30 am
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The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, April 4. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.

High Peaks Hosts Trail Opening, Cook-out, Work Weekend and Stroll

03/20/2015 10:00 am
03/22/2015 3:00 pm
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High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, March 19- New change due to weather

03/19/2015 9:00 am
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Because the weather forecast is for cool and rainy tomorrow, we're changing the board meeting back to its regular time and location-- 9 am at Appalachian Java in Burnsville. All members are welcome to attend!

High Peaks Leads Hike with Great Views Saturday, March 7

03/07/2015 8:30 am
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Join High Peaks for a high altitude hike in Madison County Saturday, March 7 when the club tackles a section of the Appalachian Trail that crosses a spectacular high ridge known as Firescald. Stunning long-range views in all directions should greet hikers.
 

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