Get a great start on 2012 by joining the Cataloochee Ranch and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for hike near the Cataloochee Ranch. The historic ranch is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Maggie Valley where SAHC holds over 300 acres in a conservation easement. Participants will be hiking the Wallhalla Trail, a 4-mile trail that features great views of the Balsam Range and the Campbell Creek basin, rhododendron tunnels, and cove hardwood forests. You'll also get to see the “Sliding Rock,” and towards the end of the hike, will be rewarded with vistas of Maggie Valley and the mountains beyond.
The hike is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, at 10:30 a.m. The trail is rated as a moderate hike. You'll need to bring water, comfortable shoes, warm clothes and a camera.
The hike is free for members and $10 for non-members. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
You can direct any questions to Rich Preyer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-253-0095 ex. 205.