Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services:
Ready for fall? Come enjoy some chilly weather and changing leaves with Buncombe County Recreation Services with its Buncombe Outdoors series of entry level community hikes. These hikes will offer some beautiful scenery along the Blue Ridge Parkway and breathtaking views of all Buncombe County mountains have to offer. The Buncombe Outdoor hikes are a continuing effort to offer first-time experiences for residents who are new to the outdoors in conjunction with our initiative to make outdoor recreation accessible to all residents regardless of experience.
We picked hike locations with moderate difficulty so that everyone can get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Western North Carolina. Participants will be led by an experienced guide, and the pace will be set by the participants. Participants don’t have to fear being left in the dust, and the hikes are family friendly (but keep in mind that children will be hiking 2-3 miles over varied terrain). Snowball Trail on October 14 is a 6 mile hike out and back that is strenuous.
The hikes are all Saturdays and all will begin at 10 a.m., with the exception of Snowball Trail on Oct. 14, which will be held on Sunday. Craven Gap on Sept. 22, Snowball Trail on Oct. 14, Forest Falls on Nov. 10, and Alexander MTB Park on December 8. Information about specific locations for meeting up with the group will be sent to those that register at hike.buncombeoutdoors.org.
These hikes are free to all but we would like for you to let us know you are joining us. Please go to hike.buncombeoutdoors.org to sign-up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.250.4269 for more information on any of these hikes.