Moderate, 6.5 – 7 mile, in-and -out hike with an 1800 foot elevation gain. Optional climb to Big Slaty or Graybeard Mountain (difficult). We will take Graybeard Trail in Montreat to Walker’s Knob where there are nice views of Montreat and the Black Mountain valley. The trail follows the cascading Flat Creek to the Old Trestle Road. We will stop at Graybeard Falls for lunch. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, lunch, snacks and rain gear. Meet in Black Mountain at 10:00 am. Set up your own car pools. RSVP to hike leader (Jane) at [masked] or[masked]-0379.