The hike schedules for September through December 2021 are now posted in the Members Only section of the website.
Visitors are now welcome to hike with us.
Hikes now have limitations necessitated by the COVID-19 epidemic. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a current hike schedule.
Only Members are able to access the Members Only webpage.
The hike leader has the option of increasing the hiker limit up to 24 with a co-leader who leads half the group.
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 are minimizing carpooling by driving directly to the trailhead. In some cases where there is not enough parking, we will meet at an area nearby and carpool to the trailhead. Effective 5/1/21 we are scheduling some hikes requiring car switched. The drivers set their own expectations as far as needing to wear masks.
The directions to the trailhead are not detailed enough to drive there. The hike leader will need to send you more detailed directions by email.
We continue to start the hike at 8:30am; we suggest arriving 15 minutes early.
Since all our activities are outdoors and most hikers are vaccinated we we no longer need to distance ourselves from others.
This is the designation for the two levels of hikes we offer on Mondays and Thursdays. The Easier hike may be shorter, less rugged or less steep than the harder hike. The Harder hike is often led at a faster pace with fewer stops.
The COMMENTS field contains additional information such as if the hike was cancelled or changes in hike leader.
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 may 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