Schedule

When we say a hike is:

  • Strenuous – we mean a very difficult hike with lots of miles and/or significant climb in elevation, with the possibility of difficult terrain.  Only those in excellent physical shape should attempt these hikes.
  • Moderately Strenuous – we mean a challenging hike which involves significant miles, elevation change and/or difficult terrain.  Not for the beginner.
  • Moderate – we mean a hike with some distance (3 to 6 miles) and a fair amount of elevation change.  A hike that will take a good bit of physical exertion.   Definitely not a “stroll.”
  • Easy – we mean hikes which are shorter with less elevation change.  However, they are still hikes on unpaved forest trails.  Don’t expect them to be the same as a stroll around your neighborhood.

Note:  Even “Easy” hikes can be dangerous depending upon trail conditions.

Distances given are the estimated length of the round trip. Elevation change reflects the difference between the high and the low point on the hike. Due to ups and downs, the actual amount of climb will almost always be greater than the actual elevation change. Due to unanticipated trail conditions, any hike can turn out to be more difficult than it is described. Even “Easy” hikes involve risks that are greater than just going for a walk. Please read our Hiking Hints and come prepared.


August 22, 2017
Panthertown Valley. Jawbone, Elbow Falls & the Tuckasegee River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change


August 15, 2017
Blueberry hike(s) from Haywood Gap
Moderate. 2.0 miles, 400 ft. elevation change; or Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 500 ft. elevation changer


August 8, 2017 – POSTPONED!
High Falls on the Thompson River
Moderately Strenuous.  3.0 miles; 475 ft elevation change ,with a knee-deep wade (or higher!).


August 1, 2017
East Fork of the Pigeon River
Moderately Strenuous. 4.6 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change


July 25, 2017
Loop hike on Flat Laurel Creek Trail to Wildcat Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6.4 miles; 750 ft. elevation change


July 18, 2017
Panthertown – Greenland Ck and Schoolhouse Falls


July 11, 2017
Shut In Trail – Mt. Pisgah to Stony Bald Overlook
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


July 4, 2017
Corn Shoals and Cedar Rock Trails.
Moderate.  3.5 miles; 600 ft elevation change.


June 27, 2017
Lower Whitewater Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


June 20, 2017
Roan Highlands
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 550 ft. elevation change – 7 am START TIME!!


June 6, 2017
Horsepasture River
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 950 ft. elevation change


May 30, 2017
Daniel Ridge Loop
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 800 ft. elevation change


May 23, 2017
Loop hike on Flat Laurel Creek Trail to Wildcat Falls – CANCELLED!
Moderately Strenuous. 6.4 miles; 750 ft. elevation change


May 16, 2017
Cat Gap Loop & John Rock Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles, 800 ft. elevation change.


May 9, 2017
Devil’s Courthouse
Moderate. 4.8 miles; 330 ft. elevation change


May 2, 2017
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Buck Springs – START TIME 8:00!
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change (mostly downhill)


April 25, 2017
Narrows on Eastatoe Creek
Moderate. 4.4 miles, 500 ft. elevation change


April 18, 2017
Hike from Camp Adger Rd. to the petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain, Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area
Moderate. 5.5 miles.  800 ft. elevation change


April 11, 2017
Lee Falls
Moderate. 3.0 miles, 500 ft. elevation change. Some potentially wet creek crossings!


April 4, 2017
Oconee Passage trail to Station Cove Falls
Moderately strenuous. 5.0 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


March 28, 2017
Laurel Fork Creek
Moderately Strenuous. 6.8 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


March 21, 2017
Yellow Branch Falls, Issaqueena Falls, and Stumphouse Tunnel – POSTPONED
Moderately Strenuous. 5.2 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


March 14, 2017
Chimneytop Gap to Sassafras Mountain
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


March 7, 2017
DuPont – High Falls, Triple Falls, and Lake Imaging loop
Moderate. 4.8 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


February 28, 2017
Rainbow Falls via Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls trails
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change.
For info, call Paula at 884-8918.


February 21, 2017
Cedar Rock Creek Falls & Grogan Creek Falls
Moderate. 4.2 miles; 400 ft. elevation change


February 14, 2017 – POSTPONED
Chattooga River – Shuttle hike from Burrells Ford and Spoonauger Falls to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery
Moderate. 4.5 miles; 400 ft. elevation change


February 7, 2017
King Creek Falls and the Chattooga River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


January 31, 2017
Pinnacle Mountain, Table Rock State Park


January 24, 2017
Reedy Cove (Twin) Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 3.5 miles; 250 ft. elevation change

Trail Map


January 17, 2017
Jorge F. Arango Trail, Pleasant Ridge Park, Marietta, SC
Moderately Strenuous.  5.2 miles;  750 ft. elevation change

Park Map


January 10, 2017 – POSTPONED!
Reedy Cove (Twin) Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 3.5 miles; 250 ft. elevation change

Trail Map


Tuesday January 3, 2017
Keowee-Toxaway State Park – Raven Rock Loop
Moderate. 4.5 miles; 475 ft elevation change


Tuesday December 27, 2016
Jones Gap Falls
Moderate. 3.2 miles; 600 ft elevation change


Tuesday December 20, 2016
There will be no hike today.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 – POSTPONED!
Happy Acres to Bursted Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles, 420 ft. elevation change, 760 ft total ascent


Tuesday December 6, 2016 – POSTPONED!
Jones Gap Falls
Moderate. 3.2 miles; 600 ft elevation change


Tuesday November 19, 2016 – POSTPONED!
Happy Acres to Bursted Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles, 420 ft. elevation change, 760 ft total ascent


Tuesday November 22, 2016 – POSTPONED!
Loop hike from Gloucester Gap to Pilot Mountain.
Strenuous. 4.5 miles, 1400 ft. elevation change, 2000 ft total ascent.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 – POSTPONED!
Exploratory hike – Maybe Foothills Trail – Happy Acres to Slicking Mountain.
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles, 500 ft. elevation change


Friday November 11, 2016 the Light Hikers will hike  from Black Balsam Road, thru a meadow below Sam Knob to Flat Laurel Creek cascades, approx. 3.0 miles. See NEXT DOOR for detailed description. Contact Janet 885-2233 / janet1cpa@aol.com if you have questions.


Tuesday November 8, 2016
Shuttle hike – Eva Russell Chandler Preserve to Ashmore Preserve
Moderate. 3.5 miles, 600 ft. elevation change


Friday November 4, 2016 the Light Hikers will hike the Twin Falls Loop in Pisgah Forest, approx. 4.0 miles; leading to two waterfalls. Bring snack or lunch to eat at the waterfall. Estimated hike time is 3.0-3.5 hrs plus travel to the trail head. See NEXT DOOR for detailed description. Contact Janet 885-2233 / janet1cpa@aol.com if you have questions.


Tuesday November 1, 2016
Shuttle hike from Upper Whitewater Falls to Bad Creekpinnacle
Moderately Strenuous. 4.9 miles; 600 ft. elevation change – mostly downhill, but rocky


Friday October 28, 2016,  the Light Hikers will be hiking to  Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah Forest, approx. 1.4 miles. This hike does have a moderate climb, uphill, for a short distance then it levels out, and eventually leads to a waterfall. We can plan to stop at the HUB for a beer before heading home. Contact Janet, 885-2233/janet1cpa@aol. com if you have questions.


Tuesday October 25, 2016
Rope-assisted Climb to top of Cedar Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 1000 ft. elevation change; 1500 ft. total ascent.


Friday, October 21, 2016 the Light Hikers group will be hiking to Graveyard Fields 2.0
miles w/waterfall; followed by possible lunch at Pisgah Inn.  Contact Janet, 885-2233/janet1cpa@aol. com if you have questions.


Tuesday October 18, 2016
Dill Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.7 miles; 700 ft. total ascent


Friday October 14, 2016
The Light Hikers will be hiking the Pink Beds Loop Trail in Pisgah Forest, approx. 3.5 miles. Once again a very nice walk in the woods; complete with tree roots, gravel, rocks and an occasional stream crossing.


Tuesday October 11, 2016
Loop hike to Slate Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 3.5 miles; 850 ft. elevation change, 1200 ft. total ascent


Friday October 7, 2016
Graveyard Fields Loop and possibly  lunch at the Pisgah Inn. The hike will be an easy 3.2 miles.


Tuesday October 4, 2016
Shuttle hike from Graveyard Fields to Skinny Dip Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 900 ft. elevation change; 960 ft. total ascent


September 27, 2016
Loop hike on Flat Laurel Creek Trail to Wildcat Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6.4 miles; 750 ft. elevation change


September 20, 2016
Bridal Veil Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.7 miles; 400 ft. elevation change; 750 ft total ascent


September 13, 2016 – POSTPONED
Shuttle hike from Graveyard Fields to Skinny Dip Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 900 ft. elevation change; 960 ft. total ascent


September 6, 2016
Cove Creek Loop
Moderately Strenuous. 4.6 miles; 600 ft. elevation change


August 30, 2016
Looking Glass Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles; 1600 ft. elevation change, 1930 ft. total ascent.


August 23, 2016
Buckeye Gap to Hwy 215 on the Mountains to Sea Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 4.4 miles; 300 ft. elevation change, 800 ft. total ascent.


August 16, 2016
Blueberry hike(s) from Haywood Gap
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change,  or Moderate. 2.0 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


August 9, 2016
Loop hike on Flat Laurel Creek Trail to Wildcat Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6.4 miles; 750 ft. elevation change


August 2, 2016
Key Exchange – East Fork of the Pigeon River
Moderately Strenuous. 4.6 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change


July 26, 2016
Shuttle hike, Bear Trap Gap to Richland Balsam
Moderately Strenuous. 5.1 miles; 750 ft. elevation change; 1425 ft. total ascent


July 19, 2016
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Mt. Pisgah MEET AT 8:00 AM
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 750 ft. elevation change; 1550 ft. total ascent 


July 12, 2016 – 8:00 am START TIME!
Waterrock Knob to Mt. Lyn Lowry
Strenuous. 5 miles; 300 ft.elevation change; 1900 ft. total ascent


July 5, 2016
Shut In Trail – Shuttle hike from Stony Bald Overlook
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 700 ft. elevation change


June 28, 2016
Horsepasture River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 950 ft. elevation change


June 21, 2016
Roan Highlands
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 550 ft. elevation change – 7 am START TIME!!


June 14, 2016
Cat Gap Loop & John Rock Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles, 800 ft. elevation change.


June 7, 2016
Art Loeb Trail – shuttle hike to Black Balsam Knob and Shining Rock.
Strenuous. 9.4 miles; 600 ft. elevation change; 2370 ft. total ascent!


May 31, 2016
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Buck Springs – START TIME 8:00!
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change (mostly downhill)


May 24, 2016
Devil’s Courthouse
Moderate. 4.8 miles; 330 ft. elevation change


May 17, 2016 – POSTPONED
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Buck Springs – START TIME 8:00!
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change (mostly downhill)


May 10, 2016
Avery Creek to Twin Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles, 480 ft. elevation change


May 3, 2016
Chattooga Headwaters
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles, 200 ft. elevation change.


April 26, 2016
Narrows on Eastatoe Creek
Moderate. 4.4 miles, 500 ft. elevation change


April 19, 2016
Lee Falls
Moderate. 3.0 miles, 500 ft. elevation change. Some potentially wet creek crossings!


April 12, 2016
Oconee Passage trail to Station Cove Falls
Moderately strenuous. 5.0 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


April 5, 2016
Green River Game Lands – Pulliam Creek Trail to the Narrows on Green River
Moderately Strenuous. 4.0 miles, 800 ft. elevation change.


March 29, 2016
Yellow Branch Falls, Issaqueena Falls, and Stumphouse Tunnel
Moderately Strenuous. 5.2 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


March 22, 2016
Laurel Fork Creek
Moderately Strenuous. 6.8 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


March 15, 2016
King Creek Falls and the Chattooga River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


March 8, 2016
Panthertown Valley. Three waterfall loop hike
Moderately Strenuous. 6.1 miles; 400 ft. elevation change

 


March 1, 2016 – 4TH TIME LUCKY??
Hike from Camp Adger Rd. to the petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain, Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area
Moderate. 5.5 miles.  800 ft. elevation change


February 23, 2016 – CANCELLED!
Chattooga Headwaters
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles, 200 ft. elevation change.


February 16, 2016 – THIRD TIME LUCKY? NOPE – CANCELLED!
Hike from Camp Adger Rd. to the petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain, Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area
Moderate. 5.5 miles.  800 ft. elevation change


February 9, 2016 – CANCELLED!
Chattooga Headwaters
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles, 200 ft. elevation change.


February 2, 2016 – CANCELLED!
Hike from Camp Adger Rd. to the petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain, Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area
Moderate. 5.5 miles;  800 ft. elevation change


January 26, 2016 – CANCELLED!
Chattooga Headwaters
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles, 200 ft. elevation change.


January 19, 2016 – CANCELLED!
Hike from Camp Adger Rd. to the petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain, Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area
Moderate. 5.5 miles.  800 ft. elevation change


January 12, 2016
Chattooga River – Shuttle hike from Burrells Ford and Spoonauger Falls to the Walhalla Fish Hatchery
Moderate. 4.5 miles; 400 ft. elevation change


January 5, 2016
Chimneytop Gap to Sassafras Mountain
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


December 29, 2015
Shuttle hike – Eva Russell Chandler to Ashmore Preserve
Moderate. 3.5 miles, 600 ft. elevation change


December 22, 2015
Shuttle hike from Upper Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek
Moderately Strenuous. 4.9 miles; 600 ft. elevation change – mostly downhill, but rocky


December 15, 2015
Rainbow Falls via Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls trails
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


December 8, 2015
Pretty Place to Hospital Rock
Strenuous. 5.4 miles. 1100 ft. elevation change


December 1, 2015
Rainbow Falls via Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls trails – POSTPONED
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


November 24, 2015
Bridal Veil Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.7 miles; 400 ft. elevation change


November 24, 2015 – POSTPONED
Reasonover Creek Trail, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Moderately Strenuous. 5.9 miles; 400 ft .elevation change


November 17, 2015
DuPont – High Falls, Triple Falls, and Lake Imaging loop
Moderate. 4.8 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


November 10, 2015
Table Rock
Strenuous. 6.5 miles; 2000 ft. elevation change


November 3, 2015
Lower Whitewater Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


October 27, 2015 – CANCELLED
Lower Whitewater Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 300 ft. elevation change


October 20, 2015
Rope-assisted Climb to top of Cedar Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 1000 ft. elevation change


October 13, 2014
Loop hike to Slate Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 3.5 miles; 850 ft. elevation change


October 6, 2015
Horsepasture River
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 950 ft. elevation change


October 6, 2015 – CANCELLED
Shuttle hike on Seniard Ridge Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Case Camp Ridge Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 1300 ft. elevation change


September 29, 2015 – CANCELLED!!
Turkey Pen Gap to Cantrell Creek Lodge
Moderately Strenuous. 7.2miles; 300 ft. elevation change


September 29, 2015 – POSTPONED!!
Rope-assisted Climb to top of Cedar Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 1000 ft. elevation change


September 22, 2015
Panthertown Valley. Jawbone, Elbow Falls & the Tuckasegee River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change


September 15, 2015
Flat Laurel Creek Trail and Wildcat Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6 miles; 700 ft. elevation change


September 8, 2015
Looking Glass Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles; 1600 ft. elevation change


September 1, 2015
Loop hike on Richland Balsam Mountain
Moderately Strenuous. 1.5 miles; 700 ft. elevation change


August 25, 2015
Blueberry hike(s) from Haywood Gap
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change,  or Moderate. 2.0 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


August 18, 2015 – POSTPONED
Blueberry hike(s) from Haywood Gap
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change,  or Moderate. 2.0 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


August 11, 2015
Moderately Strenuous. Yellow Mountain Fire Tower (3.0 miles; 700 ft. elevation change) & Whiteside Mountain (2.5 miles; 600 ft. elevation change)


August 4, 2015
Cove Creek Loop
Moderately Strenuous. 4.6 miles; 600 ft. elevation change


August 4, 2015 – POSTPONED
Panthertown Valley. Jawbone, Elbow Falls & the Tuckasegee River
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles; 500 ft. elevation change


July 28, 2015
Shuttle hike from Graveyard Fields to Skinny Dip Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles; 900 ft. elevation change


July 21, 2015
Cat Gap Loop & John Rock Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.6 miles, 800 ft. elevation change.


July 14, 2015
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Mt. Pisgah MEET AT 8:00 AM
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 750 ft. elevation change


July 7, 2015
Art Loeb Trail – Black Balsam & Tennent Mountains – Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.1 miles; 800 ft. elevation change


June 30, 2015
Daniel Ridge Loop
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 800 ft. elevation change


June 23, 2015
Shut In Trail – Mt. Pisgah to Stony Bald Overlook
Moderately Strenuous. 4.5 miles; 1100 ft. elevation change


June 16,  2015
Roan Highlands
Moderately Strenuous. 5.4 miles; 550 ft. elevation change – 7 am START TIME!!


June 9, 2015
Art Loeb Trail – Black Balsam & Tennent Mountains – Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Moderately Strenuous. 5.1 miles; 800 ft. elevation change – POSTPONED


June 2, 2015
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Mt. Pisgah – MEET AT 8:00 AM
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 750 ft. elevation change – CANCELLED


May 26, 2015
Horsepasture River
Moderately Strenuous. 5.0 miles; 950 ft. elevation change – POSTPONED


May 19, 2015
Devil’s Courthouse
Moderate. 4.8 miles; 330 ft. elevation change


May 12, 2015
Breakfast at Pisgah Inn, then Buck Springs – START TIME 8:00!
Moderately Strenuous. 6.0 miles; 1200 ft. elevation change (mostly downhill)


May 5, 2015
Avery Creek to Twin Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 4.8 miles, 480 ft. elevation change


April 28, 2015
Narrows on Eastatoe Creek
Moderate. 4.4 miles, 500 ft. elevation change


April 21, 2015
Oconee Passage trail to Station Cove Falls
Moderately strenuous. 5.0 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


April 14, 2015
Oconee Passage trail to Station Cove Falls
Moderately strenuous. 5.0 miles, 800 ft. elevation change – POSTPONED


April 7, 2015
Lee Falls
Moderate. 3.0 miles, 500 ft. elevation change. Some potentially wet creek crossings!


March 31, 2015
Mountain Bridge Passage & Lake Trails, Ashmore Preserve
Moderate. 4.5 miles, 300 ft. elevation change


March 24, 2015
Laurel Fork Creek & Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6.8 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


March 17, 2015
Reasonover Creek Trail, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Moderately Strenuous. 5.9 miles;400 ft .elevation change


March 10, 2015
Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area – Palmetto Trail
Strenuous. 5.5 miles, 1200 ft. elevation change


March 3, 2015
Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area – Long Ridge Road to the Petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


February 24, 2015
Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area – Palmetto Trail
Strenuous. 5.5 miles, 1200 ft. elevation change – POSTPONED


February 17, 2015 – POSTPONED
Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area – Long Ridge Road to the Petroglyphs on Pinnacle Mountain
Moderately Strenuous. 5 miles, 800 ft. elevation change


February 10, 2015
Jim Timmerman Natural Resource Area – Poplar Hollow Trail to Rock Mountain Overlook
Moderately Stenuous. 5 miles, 600 ft. elevation change


February 3, 2015
Chattooga River – Spoonauger Falls & Ellicott Rock
Moderately Strenuous. 7.2 miles, 400 ft. elevation change


January 27, 2015
Cedar Rock Creek Falls & Grogan Creek Falls
Moderate. 4.2 miles; 400 ft. elevation change


January 20, 2015
Chattooga River – Big Bend Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 6.2 miles, 200 ft. elevation change


January 13, 2015
Pink Beds Loop
Moderately Strenuous. 5.2 miles; 500 ft. elevation change


January 6, 2015
Reedy Cove Falls
Moderately Strenuous. 3.5 miles; 250 ft. elevation change