7.2 miles total. Trail descends approximately 1100 feet before climbing approximately 800 feet.
Meetup at Ingles, form carpools and depart for trailhead by 9:10. This hike involves a car shuttle; at the Pisgah Inn (start of the hike), hikers will be left while cars are positioned at Pigeon Gap (end of the hike).
Weather policy: Cancelled only if weather makes hiking or driving hazardous. Rain is not a reason to cancel unless heavy and/or temps are in the 30s. IF THE FORECAST LOOKS POOR OR MARGINAL 24 hours ahead of the meetup time, all on the rsvp and waitlists will be emailed that the hike will be cancelled or that an alternate hike will be taken as a precaution.