Winter Hike at Christmount with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative

Christmount Retreat and Conference Center, Black Mountain, NC

Difficulty: Moderate (4-5) Leaders: Haley Smith, SAHC AmeriCorps Outreach Member; Margot Wallston and Sara DeFosset of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative Cost: Free for SAHC members;$10 for non-members Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on this hike due to the steep terrain and the educational nature of the hike. Come enjoy our first hike of 2017 through the beautiful […]

“For Love of Beer and Mountains” Big Briar Family Outing

Long Branch Environmental Education Center 278 Boyd Cove Rd, Leicester, NC, United States

Location: Long Branch Environmental Education Center, Sandy Mush, NC Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Start Time: 10 AM Difficulty: Easy (1-2) Entry Cost: $10 suggested donation for entry into Long Branch (applies to SAHC members as well). Suggested donations go to support Long Branch EEC’s environmental education activities, conservation work, wildlife habitat restoration, and appropriate technology demonstrations. Berry […]


“For Love of Beer & Mountains” Clawhammer Mountain Hike

Clawhammer Mtn near Brevard, NC

Date:  Saturday, October 14 Time:  Starting at 10:00 am Where:  Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC Difficulty:  Very Strenuous (10+) Cost: FREE for all participants This hike to Clawhammer Mountain, namesake of Highland Brewing Company’s seasonal Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager, will be a long and strenuous 10+ mile trip along multi-use trails that traverse mountain bike, equestrian, […]


2018 March Wildflower Wednesday

Date:  Wednesday, March 28 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:  Laurel Ridge, Black Mountain, NC Cost:  This hike is free for SAHC members and $10 for non-members This Wednesday's hike will take place on Laurel Ridge where SAHC has protected over 500 acres of land. This hike will be about 4 miles with some steep sections of trail.  March is […]

2018 Roan Highlands Birding Hike

Highlands of Roan

Join us for a Spring Birding hike in the Roan Highlands! With its unique habitats, this area is known to be the nesting site of some rare migratory birds. SAHC works to maintain ideal habitats for these birds and we hope to observe a few on this hike! The hike will be approximately 2 miles […]

Brother Wolf Hike at Laurel Ridge 2018

Date: Friday, Nov 16th Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Laurel Ridge Difficulty: Moderate (5)— 4.5-mile hike with some steep terrain Cost: FREE Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Brother Wolf for a chance to walk a shelter dog on our beautiful, conserved property in Laurel Ridge.  Through this collaboration between Brother Wolf's Outward Hound program and SAHC's Outings program […]