Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains

Upcoming Events and Guided Group Hikes

Hikes are FREE to SAHC Members; $10.00 non-members, unless otherwise noted. (Hikes on public lands are free for all participants; see individual hike descriptions.) Registration is required. For directions, additional information, or registration, please contact Kana Miller at or call 828.253.0095 ext. 205.


Snowball Mountain Hike
Off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Craggy Gardens
Date: October 25
Time: 10:00 am

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous

This moderate 3-mile hike will climb along a high elevation ridgeline with remarkable views. We will start out on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and split off to climb Snowball Mountain. Continuing north to Hawkbill Rock, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Snowball Mountain tract and Woodfin Watershed — both SAHC-protected landmarks. Hikers should be prepared for a short trip, but steep elevation changes along the way. Learn about our conservation work in this spectacular area of the Black Mountain range.

This hike is free for all participants, but pre-registration is required. For more info or to register, contact Kana Miller at 828.253.0095 ext 205 or Directions and additional details will be provided after registration.

For questions, directions and registration for hikes or events, contact
Kana Miller,
kana@appalachian.orgor 828-253-0095 ex. 205

Hike Key Note: We are introducing a new hike key to better explain the difficulty of hikes. Hikes will be rated 1-10 (greater than 10 for extremely difficult hikes). A rating of 5 is considered moderate, 10 difficult, and 1 extremely easy. We come up with this number by plugging in the hike elevation change and mileage to this formula: (0.002 x elevation gain (ft.)) + Round trip distance (miles) = Difficulty rating (1-10).

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Upcoming events

Yoga on the Mountain
Fairview Farming Community
October 18

Snowball Mtn Hike
Near Craggy Gardens
October 25

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