The hike schedules for September through December 2023 are now posted in the Members Only section of the website.
We no longer have a maximum number of hikers, but our usual numbers are between 8 and 16 hikers.
Send an email to the hike leader shown in the schedule requesting to go on the hike.
Reservations will be accepted starting at 5:00pm on the previous hike day.
We continue to start the hike at 8:30am; we suggest arriving 15 minutes early.
These are the designations for the four levels of hikes we offer.
The Social hikes are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. These meet 3 criteria: less than 5 miles in length; less than 500 feet in ascent; slower and more relaxed pace than the Easy / Moderate hikes.
The Easier hikes may be shorter, less rugged or less steep than the Harder hike.
These are scheduled for Monday and Thursday.
The Harder hike is often led at a faster pace with fewer stops. These are also scheduled for Monday and Thursday
The Challenging category is our newest. These hikes are typically have the Strenuous rating. These are intended for fit experienced hikers. These are scheduled for Monday.
Length is in miles,
Hike Level ranges from:
Pisgah Ranger Station on Rt. 276, 1.6 miles N of Rt. 280. Meet in back lot (first right as you enter from the south).
Fresh Market lot at junction of Spartanburg Hwy & Greenville Hwy in Hendersonville. Meet at end of lot opposite Stein Mart.
Ingles supermarket at 684 N. Broad St. in Brevard. Park to the right where former K-Mart was located.
CVS at intersection of Rt. 280 & Rt. 191S in Mills River. Meet at east end of lot near CVS drugstore.
Boylston Baptist Church on Rt. 280 between Mills River and Pisgah Forest.
Ingles at Rt. 64E & Howard Gap Road. Meet at northwest end of lot closest to Rt. 64/Howard Gap intersection.
Southridge Shopping Center near Asheville airport. I-26 (exit 40) & Rt. 280. Turn left on second light past Clarion Inn onto McKenna Road. First right into shopping center and park nearest McKenna Rd as far as possible from World Market.
This is the number assigned in our Hike Book. Members receive a PDF copy of the book that contains directions to the trail head, description of the hike path and hike profile.
The email address of the hike leader is on the schedule. Contact the hike leader to make a hike reservation.
Each person should share responsibility for transportation to the trailhead – either by driving or paying a Suggested Rider Donation (SRD).
Included in each hike description within the hiking schedule is a SRD for the driver based on the distance driven.
Hikers who share frequently usually choose not to exchange funds.
However, it is recommended that hikers who are passengers offer to help with fuel costs.
This following is used as the guide:
ONE WAY – Driving Miles