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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #10 – Rhododendron Rim

Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 AM


This hike in the Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike series explores the Rhododendron Rim segment. It is a moderate 4-mile hike and runs from Wendell Begley’s home on Sunset Mountain to Route 9. It passes through property once owned by Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino, best known for his innovative system of self-supporting arches and vaults using interlocking tiles in some of New York's most famous Beaux-Arts landmarks, as well as Asheville's Basilica of St. Lawrence. He retired in Black Mountain and built an an ecclectic estate called Rhododendron and known locally as the "Spanish Castle". This hike departs from the museum at 223 W. State Street in Black Mountain at 8:00 AM. Pre-registration is requested. Purchase tickets online below, email, or call (828) 669-9566.

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