Join us on Saturday, February 11th at 9:00am, for our first hike of the year!
This interesting hike focuses on the history of the hydroelectric generating system that provided electricity for the town of Montreat until the mid-1930s. After viewing the old generating station on Flat Creek, we will hike up the new Sanctuary Trail and Graybeard Trail to the old reservoir sites and then up to the Trestle Road (3,913 ft.) and follow it to Long Gap (3,706 ft.) We will ascend the north face of Rocky Head (4,019 ft.) for views of the Montreat Valley. As we descend Rocky Head Trail, we will pass by the old holding ponds and end up at the Montreat campground.
Meet: 8:00 AM in the Black Mountain Savings Bank parking lot, 200 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC.
Difficulty: This hike is a moderate 4-mile loop with a few rather strenuous sections.
Pack List: Please bring your lunch and plenty of water. Please wear good hiking boots and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Cost: $15 for Museum members, $25 for non-members. RSVP online or by calling 828-669-9566.