Our goal is to help you explore on foot the abundance of wonderful natural places North Carolina has to offer. If you're a beginner, we'll make sure that you never hike alone (unless you want to!). We'll also teach you how to become an intrepid hiker capable of exploring wherever (the rugged Linville Gorge Wilderness, for instance) and whenever (at night!). We're aided in our efforts to get out and explore by Great Outdoor Provision Co., which provides us space for clinics and meetings, and pays the fee for our Meetup site.
We will hike a 9.6 mile loop with a total elevation gain of just over 1500ft. The average moving pace will be 2 to 2.5mph. This hike is definetely not suitable for beginners or those not used to significant elevation gain. Bring plenty of fluids and snacks/ snack lunch
We will hike around 9.5 miles starting from the main Parking Lot (High Shoals Falls Parking). The actual route details will be posted later but will involve Headquarters trail to Upper Falls trail to Jacobs Branch to Fox Trail, Lower CCC Trail, Upper Falls Trail back to Headquarters Trail and to the parking lot. but we will climb around 1800ft on this hike. We will hike at a moderate pace of around 2.5mph average moving pace. Bring a lunch snack and plenty of water/fluids. This hike is rated strenuous and definitely not for beginner hikers. or those not used to significant elevation gains.
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