Rhododendron and flame azaleas in the spring, greenery year-round, fall colors and winter views are what make our area so special.
Western NC offers a wide variety of hikes that include mountain views, waterfalls and beautiful trails in the woods.
One of the pleasures of hiking with High Country Hikers is the friendships we make as we walk on the trail. Most of us are transplants to the area and we relish making new friends.
Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of social events throughout the year ranging from a picnic, our spring dinner meeting and our Holiday dinner.
Get some good exercise while you enjoy the beauty of the woods and interesting conversations with fellow hikers. We encourage new hikers to start with the easiest hikes. Often, newcomers have not done much hiking in the mountains and are surprised by how difficult it can be.
We offer a range of hike difficulties to accommodate most hikers.
We offer an Easier and a Harder Hike on Mondays and Thursdays.
In addition, Social Hikes are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
We have made changes in our procedures due to COVID-19.
We now require an advance signup for hikes to prevent overcrowding.
We leave the trailhead promptly by 8:30 AM. This is effective 5/1/2021.
It is suggested you arrive about 15 minutes before then.
These websites contain valuable information about trails, road conditions and weather: