Spring is here and the outdoors beckon!! Take advantage and join ncHighPeaks on a Spring Stroll to beautiful Setrock Creek Falls this Sunday (March 25). The 2-mile stroll includes a gentle 100-foot elevation gain with payoff views of Devil's Den and Setrock Creek Falls.
ncHighPeaks offers two hikes March 17 (Saturday), one very strenuous and a second less strenuous!! The longer, strenuous 12-mile hike will feature a loop along the Black Mountain Crest Trail from Deep Gap to Celo Knob, while the shorter, less strenuous 8-mile hike will follow an old railroad-grade below the Black Mountain Crest Trail. All hikers will meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 7:30 a.m., or at the Cattail Creek Community parking lot on Cattail Creek Road at 8am.
Join the NC HighPeaks for a leisurely Sunday Stroll to Roaring Fork Falls this Sunday (Feb 26). The 1.5-mile hike is fairly level with less than 100-feet of elevation gain and a high pay-off view of the falls. We will meet at 1 p.m. on the Burnsville Town Square to car pool or you can meet us at the Busick US Forest Service Work Center at 1:30 p.m. Visit our website at www.ncHighPeaks.org or contact hike leader Cynthia Blood at 678-0755 for more information. See you on the Trails!
After conducting trail maintenance on the Celo Community to Crabtree Falls trail last week, the North Carolina High Peaks Association has decided to reclassify their hike planned for this Saturday, Jan. 14, from “stroll” to “moderately difficult.” The loop trail picked out is 6.5 miles, with a steep ascent up an old wagon road and a possibly icy descent to the falls. Along the way there are some panoramic views of the Blacks, from Mt. Mitchell to Celo.
Join the NC HighPeaks Trail Association for a leisurely Sunday Stroll on December 18 and also help us keep the Yancey County portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway clean. We plan an easy 1.5-mile hike up to Craggy Pinnacle on the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience exception 360-degree views, including Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains. We will then stop to clean overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway on our return to Burnsville. The NC HighPeaks Trail Association has adopted all 11 Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks in Yancey County. We will meet at the Burnsville Town