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

Volunteer opportunity

Campground Cleanups at Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls  

May 4

Strenuous

3- Big Butt- 5.6

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

5.6

Dennis or John

May 4

Moderate+

To Little Butt and return

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

5.0

TBA

Strenuous

Lost Cove from Whiteoak Flats Rd

POSTPONED TO TBA

6.0

Jake

May 25

Rocky Fork State Park (relaxed hike)

NEW DATE

2.0

 

Jun 1

Strenuous

3- Big Butt- 5.6

5.6

Dennis

Jun 1

Moderate

To Little Butt and return

5.0

Jun 22

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  CANCELLED 2.0

Aug 10

Easy

Balsam Nature Trail &

**NC High Peaks Picnic at MMSP**

0.7

Aug 17

 Strenuous

Aut 17

Moderate

18- MST Walker Knob Overlook to Mount Mitchell Road (NC 128)

 

Mount Mitchell Road to Rainbow Gap

4.6

Robert

 

4.0

John

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 8

Stroll

Swinging Bridges Katey

Sep 21

Stroll

Dillingham Fire Tower & Douglas Falls

1.0

Carolyn/John

Sep 28

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

Sep 28

Moderate

8- BMCT Summit to Big Tom- 1.5

Return- 1.5

Van to Cattail

3.0

Oct 19

Easy

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