F/B: ATC Family Hiking Day – Cloudland Trail

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Date(s) - 09/28/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Rhododendron Gardens
State Rd 1348, Bakersville NC 28705


Leader: Vic Hasler, 423-239-0388 Rating: Easy 2.4-mile in-out hike with little elevation change This Saturday event is planned to be part of the ATC Family Hiking Day. We’ll explore a side path proceeding off the Appalachian Trail from the site where the former Cloudland Hotel stood until it closed in 1914 over to Roan High Bluff viewing platform with great vistas of the surrounding area. Let’s leave Colonial Heights at 9am to meet at Roan Mountain Gardens Parking Lot by 10:15am. There is a $3 entry fee for day use, so have some cash to pay the USFS. Bring comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing/sun protection, water, snack, and camera. We’ll saunter along to visit the two overlooks, then return to the vehicles. If interested, I’ll consider splitting a pizza lunch at Smokey Mountain Bakers in Roan Mountain. Return time is mid-afternoon. For further information, check the TEHCC Trail Wiki. Please call/e-mail hike leader to know headcount for transportation or last-minute changes.


Bookings are closed for this event.