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“For Love of Beer & Mountains” Upper Catawba Falls Hike

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Saturday, September 30
Time:  Starting at 10:00 am
Where:  Near Black Mountain, NC
Difficulty:  Moderate (7-8)
Cost: FREE for members/$10 for non-members

To celebrate our partnership with Catawba Brewing Company and the release of the NEW Breezy Brae Biere de Miel, we will lead a guided hike along the headwater streams to the top of spectacular Catawba Falls. Our hike begins on a tract which has been protected through a conservation easement with SAHC. The trail involves several creek crossings — 18 in total — so prepare for wet feet! This will be a rugged and adventurous 4 mile hike through rich cove forest and into streams. Most who access Catawba Falls have only viewed the large falls from below; come hike with us to see this rare view of the upper falls!

What to Bring: Sturdy waterproof hiking shoes (Chacos, Tevas, Keens, waterproof boots), rain gear, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, camera, and a bag to carry all personal items. Long [waterproof, non-cotton] pants are recommended for protection from poison ivy. If possible, drive a vehicle with high clearance from the ground, to help with shuttling to the trailhead.

Leader: Emily Adler, AmeriCorps Conservation Education & Volunteer Outreach Associate. For questions or more info, contact Emily at emily@appalachian.org or 828.253.0095 ext 205.

Co-Leader: Rick Halford, holder of life estate on conservation property

Hike difficulty ratings are based on this formula: (0.002 x elevation gain (ft.)) + round trip distance (mi.) = difficulty rating (1 – 10+)

Registration for this hike is now full. To be placed on the waitlist, or if you plans have changed and you can no longer join us, please contact emily@appalachian.org. Thank you!


September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Catawba Falls near Black Mountain, NC