Beginner/Intro Hike(s) - Sycamore Cove and Coontree Loop

This is a two hike event for beginners and those who are not sure about distance and difficulty of hikes. We will start at the Art Loeb Trailhead parking lot (At Davidson River campground off 276) and do the the Sycamore Cove Trail, a 3.8 mile loop with 600 ft elevation gain. I would rate as easy to moderate. We will then drive up 276 to the Coontree picnic area, have lunch (should be at picnic area by 12:00 or so) and then do the Coontree Trail, another 3.8 miles with 1,000+ elevation change. I would rate moderate to some segments of uphill which I would rate as difficult - not much though. You can do either or both hikes - just let me know and make sure if you are carpooling that those in your car are doing same thing. Both hikes will total 7.6 miles for the day.

Meet up at Ingles - 863 Brevard Road. Be there at 9:45, we leave at 10:00 sharp. Or at the Davidson River Campground/Art Loeb Trailhead parking lot - should be enough spots for parking - 10:30. Let me know if you are meeting up at the trailhead.

While open to anyone, prefer to give spots to new hikers or those that are looking for a shorter hike option.

If a lot of people sign up, I may repeat hikes on Sunday as well.

 

PLEASE do not click on  NOT ATTENDING if you are not going...I get email everytime someone says they are not going...getting to be quite a few now.  Thanks - Craig

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to do Sycamore Cove again. Can we do Moore's Cove Falls and the more adventurous climb over the falls?

    March 16, 2013

    • craig de c.

      I check it out. Probably do another Beginner hike next month

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to hike this next week during the day. It looks very doable with good signage. (Had to cancel Sunday. I'm still in MI).

    March 9, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Sorry Craig, looks like I'm coming down with something :( Don't want to get you sick.

    March 8, 2013

    • craig de c.

      Get some sunshine today - hope you are feeling better

      March 9, 2013

  • Luba

    It was very nice hike!
    Thanks Craig and everyone!
    All best,
    Luba

    March 9, 2013

  • Steve R.

    Craig - I saw the time (10:30) of the hike in the heading. I didn't notice the meet up time at Ingles (9:45) in the hike description. I was at Ingles at 10:15. Just got home.

    March 9, 2013

  • Diane

    I got confirmation, but I have already signed up for Sunday. See you Sunday. Please do not count this against me.

    March 9, 2013

  • Dina R.

    2 flat tires. Must take care of - can I come tomorrow instead.
    I'm so sorry and disappointed.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so so so sorry to change my RSVP at the last minute. I woke up with a stomach bug this morning. :(

    March 9, 2013

  • Karen

    Was on waiting list. Just saw message was now confirmed already made other plans

    March 8, 2013

  • Debbie F.

    I have to work sorry to miss this.

    March 8, 2013

  • Don

    Cannot make it; will try again.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going Sunday

    March 7, 2013

  • Nicole

    sorry, had to change my rsvp, i have strep throat. :-(

    March 7, 2013

  • Gwendolyn

    Just found out I'm moving a household this weekend. Hiking excursion has changed to box lifting excursion. I will definitely plan on the next one.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going sunday instead:)

    March 6, 2013

  • Jeri L.

    Sadly, I have to cancel my RSVP due to a scheduling conflict. But if you repeat on Sunday, I'd love to go then!

    March 6, 2013

  • Diane

    How do I sign up for Sunday?

    March 6, 2013

  • ArayaHansen

    I have a dog, it is a problem getting a ride or if I drive do we share gas?

    March 6, 2013

    • craig de c.

      Everyone is requested to help the driver of your carpool with gas. Each hike is different regarding dogs. I am OK wilth well behaved dogs on this hike, prefer lease. There may be other hikers on the trail as well as an occational mountain biker on these two trails so make sure your dog is under control

      March 6, 2013

  • Luba

    I would like to go for the first 3.8 miles.
    I am going to bring two friends if we will have a room for them :)
    How it is going to be with cars for people who is going to make only first hike?

    March 3, 2013

    • craig de c.

      We can figure this out at the Ingles meet up spot. You may have to drive to ensure you leave when you want. Keep watching the hike webpage as others may change their notice to not going which will open up spots for others

      March 4, 2013

  • Rob

    Sorry, just found out I have to be out of town. Please take me off the list. Sorry to miss it. Thanks!

    March 4, 2013

  • John M.

    Thanks Craig. There is another hike on Sunday which I have signed up for so please delete my request for info. John

    March 3, 2013

  • Luba

    Craig, it is so nice of you!

    March 3, 2013

  • Luba

    I hope so much to get this opportunity on Saturday because I could not do it on Sunday ...

    March 3, 2013

  • John M.

    Craig ~ please let me know if you repeat on Sunday.

    Thanks,
    John

    March 3, 2013

    • craig de c.

      If I do Sunday hike will let people on waiting list when I post so they can have chance to sign up. Will decide Weds or so.

      March 3, 2013

  • Dina R.

    I,too. will do the first hike and then see about the second.
    Am really looking forward to it. Thanks for having a hike for those of us (me) who may be intimidated by the idea of starting off with a full day hike.

    March 3, 2013

  • Rob

    Looking forward to it!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will do the first one for sure and possibly the second one

    March 3, 2013

15 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy