Bartram Trail Hike: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain

Bartram Trail at Jones Gap 35°04'33.7"N 83°17'16.6"W, Sugarfork, NC

This 4.6-mile lightly trafficked section of the Bartram Trail near Highlands, NC features spectacular views into the Tessentee Valley of Macon County. Jones Knob and Whiterock Mountain are a pair of peaks that lie along this rather tame stretch of the Bartram Trail, one of North Carolina's premier long distance trails.


Urban Ebike Tour of Downtown Asheville 9/30/23

The Flying Bike Tours 1 River Arts Pl, Asheville, NC

Join MountainTrue as we team up with Flying Bikes Tours to take out a fleet of electric bikes! We will pass through downtown, where Chris Joyell, Healthy Communities Director, will share his extensive knowledge about Asheville's urban core, including stories of how redlining has shaped our city and what the future could hold for Asheville.

$10 – $20

Broad River Fall Float near Shelby, NC

Broad River Greenway Canoe Access 126 Broad River Drive, Shelby, NC

Join Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell for a fall float along the Broad River. We will be paddling a beautiful and remote stretch of the Broad that few people get to paddle and enjoy!

Woody Ethnobotany Walk near Weaverville, NC

Herb Mountain Farm

Come learn more about the food, medicine and craft uses of woody plants. We will take a walk and practice ways to systematically identify trees, shrubs and vines by their bark, ecotypes, flowers, fruit and growing conditions.

$10 – $20

Old Growth Forest Hike near Barnardsville, NC

Asheville US Forest Service Office 160 Zillicoa St # A, Asheville, NC, United States

This hike will explore an old-growth, high elevation oak forest in the proposed Craggy Mountain National Scenic Area. The hike will be partially off trail, traverse steep, rocky terrain, and be very strenuous. During the hike we will discuss tree identification, forest ecology, and traits of old-growth forests, among other topics.

$10 – $20

Hike to Standing Indian Mountain near Hayesville, NC

Deep Gap Trailhead Parking Franklin, NC, United States

We'll use Deep Gap Rd before it closes for the season (Jan 2) to access the Appalachian Trail for a 5-mile round trip out-and-back hike to Standing Indian Mountain, elevation 5,439'. It's a gentle incline all the way up with only 1,095' of elevation gain over 2.5 miles. There are gorgeous views from the top, especially in December when all the leaves are off the trees!


First Day Hike in the Brasstown Wilderness near Young Harris, GA

Miller Trek Trailhead Young Harris, GA, United States

Join MountainTrue's Western Regional director on the first day of the New Year for a moderate 6-mile loop hike in the Brasstown Wilderness. The trail climbs at a consistent rate of 500 ft/mile for almost three miles, skirting around Rocky Knob where we'll take a short spur trail out to some rock outcrops for lunch and amazing views of both Hiawassee and Young Harris.