Beech Mountain's Parks & Recreation Department will host a series of free, guided hikes this winter ranging from 1.6 to 2 miles on the mountain's designated trails.
There are five hikes remaining on the schedule, all taking place on Tuesdays:
Dec. 1: Grass Gap Creek Trail, 2 Miles
Dec. 29: Shawneehaw Overlook Trail, 2 Miles
Jan. 5: Red Fox/Arrowhead Loop Trail, 1.6 Miles
Feb. 2: Sassafras Trail, 2 Miles
Mar. 2: Smoketree Trail, 2 Miles
Each hike begins at 9 a.m. Hikers must wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Dogs are not allowed.
Beech Mountain, near Boone, North Carolina, has more than 20 miles of trails, including hikes through old growth forest and to waterfalls.
For more information, visit www.HikeBeechMountain.com.
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