What we're about

The Carolina Berg Wanderers is a Charlotte-area club formed in the 70's by people wanting to make friends with others who enjoy outdoor activities. 'Berg Wanderer' means mountain wanderer in German, which is how the club was named by its founders. With some original members still active, and many new members, the Bergs are very active throughout the year. We invite anyone with an interest in the great outdoors to join the club. Our membership, which includes families, married couples and singles of all ages, is as varied as our choice of outings.

We camp, hike, backpack, mountain bike, road bike, sea kayak, whitewater canoe and kayak, and cross country and downhill ski. Some just enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Our events are primarily initiated, planned, and led by our individual members, which gives us a wide variety of activities.

If you enjoy the outdoors, whether it's hiking to a waterfall, cross country skiing in sparkling winter wonderlands or riding your mountain bike on rail-trails, and you enjoy the company of others who have a passion for these wonderful activities, you will enjoy us.

We hope you'll come and play outdoors with us!

[Further information is at this link. (See Note*)] https://www.meetup.com/CarolinaBergs/about/

Prospective and New Members please see important information at Info for New Members (https://www.meetup.com/CarolinaBergs/pages/28539655/Info_for_New_Members/).(See Note*)

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Upcoming events (4+)

Greenway Walk and Coffee at Mugs


Trip Organizer: Tom Arrigo_______ Activity Type: Walk__________ Difficulty Rating: Easy____
We will meet at Mugs Coffee on Park Road, go for a 4-mile greenway walk, and grab a coffee at Mugs. Our walk will be on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway from Mugs to Huntingtowne Farms and back. Come join us for some exercise and a chance to catch up with old and new friends.


Berg Guidelines for Event Participants (https://sites.google.com/view/carolinabergs/guidelines-for-event-participants)

Berg Guidelines for Event Organizers (https://sites.google.com/view/carolinabergs/guidelines-for-event-organizers)

North Slope, Art Loeb Loop Day Hike

Roses' Parking Lot

Rating: Strenuous (Due to length, elevation gain over "short" distance and Off Trail hike to Stony Point Knob)
Length: +/- 9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Pace: 2 mph average. Please don't sign up if this is either too slow or fast for you.
Weather: If over 60% chance of rain, will reschedule.
Pre-Hike Conversation Req'd: If we haven't hiked together, we need to talk before the hike to make sure this event is a good fit. This applies to any guests you bring too. Please include your phone number in RSVP.

Trail Time: Approximately 4 1/2 - 5 hours
Travel Distance: Approximately 2 hours

Description: Loop

  1. Start at Davidson River Parking off of US 276.
  2. North Slope Tr. along Davidson River to North Slope Connector Tr.
  3. Up North Slope Connector Tr. to Art Loeb Tr. (1,000 ft. elev. gain)
  4. Art Loeb Tr. northbound to below Stony Knob Summit.
  5. Out "Off Trail" to Stony Knob Summit.
  6. Backtrack from Stony Knob Summit to Art Loeb Tr.
  7. Art Loeb Tr. to back to Parking Lot.
  8. Dinner stop on the way back to Charlotte.

Cost: Carpool Gas and Dinner afterwards.

Special Conditions:

  1. Experienced hikers only please.
  2. Early Spring hike so please bring warm layers, raingear etc. and lunch, water (2 liters min.), snacks.
  3. No dogs please.
  4. Please don't sign up if you have a commitment Saturday night as this is an all day event.

If you have any questions, please email me at [masked].



Berg Guidelines for Event Participants (https://files.meetup.com/520812/Guidelines.for.Event.Participants.htm)

Berg Guidelines for Event Organizers (https://files.meetup.com/520812/Guidelines.for.Event.Organizers.htm)

Pisgah Conservancy Project Day

Needs a location

https://www.pisgahconservancy.org/events-1/upcoming-events.html. This is the annual project day, this our chance to give back to the Pisgah National Forest where we do most of our hiking. This will be hard work, trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, and other tasks, but the Conservancy will try and fit you to your age and ability. You must sign up at the Pisgah Conservancy beginning on March 15th. Please sign up here also, if we get enough people, 3 or more, I will see if we can all work together. Please follow the above link and read about this event.

Annual Meeting/Picnic/Elections

Latta Park

Hello Bergs,
Our annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at Latta Park in Charlotte. This is the same location as the past 4 years.

First, we'll eat barbecue with buns, coleslaw and potato salad provided by the club.

Please bring other potluck dishes or desserts; and your own drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.

Due to our limited budget this year, we are asking for a donation (suggested $5 to$10) to pay for the shelter and food.

Our annual meeting will follow dinner, including election of officers. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP so we can have enough food for everyone.

Past events (1,613)

Loop Hike to Wintergreen Falls at Dupont State Forest

Roses' Parking Lot

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