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Rock Castle Gorge - Spring Bloom

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  • I AM SICK OF WINTER!  LET'S GET READY FOR SPRING!  Are you ready to see some beautiful wild flowers while getting in a mighty challenging hike?

    We will hike the Rock Castle Gorge Trail in Floyd, VA. 

    The trail is a 10.3 mile loop featuring some beautiful countryside as it runs through wooded forest, open fields, and mountaintop overlooks.

    This event is an ALL DAY hike.

    You will need a pack PLENTY of water, snacks, and a small lunch.

    In addition I recommend sun block and decent hiking shoes.  

    WARNING: THIS IS A VERY strenuous HIKE! The first three miles of the trail, called "The Goat Path" is a steady climb that require STRENGTH (both upper and lower body as you will be required to pull yourself up the trail in some places by your hands and arms as well as your legs in some of the steeper places) and ENDURANCE (did I mention this is an ALL DAY hike???).

    The trail continues along the ridge for five miles running along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    The path is rugged and treacherous in spots until the trail descends back down to the starting point.

    For the brave souls who attempt this hike, there is gorgeous scenery and plenty of mountaintop overlooks.

    Since people are driving from High Point and Winston-Salem in addition to Greensboro for this hike, it will be easier for everyone to carpool from Oak Ridge north of town.

    Therefore we will meet in the parking lot of Lowes Foods in the Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center close to the intersection of Hwy 68 and Hwy 150.

    If you are coming north on Hwy 68 the shopping center will be on your left.

    The address for Lowe's Foods is 2205 Oak Ridge Rd.

    We will be meeting there at 8:00AM.

    The drive from Oak Ridge to the trail head is approximately 1 hr. 45 minutes. 

    Anyone who wishes to meet us at the trailhead should arrive at 10:00 AM.

    E-mail me if you have any questions.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was debating on going, weather pending & feel it was very wise to cancel & reschedule in the future.

    Anyone feel like meeting up for breakfast at like Best Diner on Market street tomorrow morning at like 9am ?

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Jennifer H.

    I have looked at the weather forecast for tomorrow and there is 60% chance of rain. I'm just going to cancel.

    May 9, 2014

  • Alyce L.

    This sounds like a nice hike. Never been on one this strenuous before. I have a couple other commitments Sat., so I will not be able to make it. Have a great time!

    May 9, 2014

  • Greg

    We have a major front coming from the west. This may not be a good weekend for this hike.

    May 9, 2014

  • Jennifer H.

    I will meet you guys there at Lowes Food. Can someone email me their cell number and I will give you mine just in case? Thanks.

    May 9, 2014

  • Mike W.

    Barring a miracle, I might not be able to make it tomorrow. I'll leave my name on the "go" list until I know definitely. But, as of now, looks like I'll be working Saturday.

    May 9, 2014

  • Beth W.

    Hi y'all, I was looking forward to this hike, but I'm not going to be able to make it this weekend. I hope you have a great time!

    May 7, 2014

    • Matt

      Sorry to hear Beth. I hope we see you soon. Been too long

      May 8, 2014

    • Beth W.

      Thanks Matt, I've missed seeing y'all too! I'll plan to come to one soon!

      May 8, 2014

  • Stella O.

    Sorry to be a party pooper, but is there a chance we need to reschedule due to rain? Maybe it's too soon to tell?

    May 7, 2014

  • Roy S. O.

    My leg is still healing. I am going to have to check no for Rock Castle this time. Have fun.

    May 4, 2014

    • Matt

      Roy it will not be the same without you

      May 7, 2014

    • Rexanne H.

      Aw man...I hate that Roy. I know you are ready to go hiking and be active again. Hope that is not too much longer for you.

      May 7, 2014

  • el

    Too early for me. Have a great trip, guys!

    May 5, 2014

  • Stella O.

    Water, check. Pack lunch, check. Are we having dinner on the way back or is that up in the air?

    May 4, 2014

    • Matt

      I think dinner would be a good idea if people are up for it Stella

      May 4, 2014

  • Alicia H.

    Sure do hate that I'll be in Ohio that weekend:)

    May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to work that Saturday.

    May 3, 2014

  • Nina E.

    I'm able to go. Will be celebrating my son's Birthday, and Mothers day that weekend. Thanks, and have a safe and wonderful Blessed weekend! :)

    April 30, 2014

  • Angelia E.

    Just realized this is Mothers Day weekend, may not be able to come, will be spending time with my two Moms in Virginia.

    April 29, 2014

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