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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #1: Weatherford Heights-Canceled

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cancelled– The Swannanoa Valley Museum has canceled this event in cooperation of the social distancing policy mandated by Governor Roy Cooper. We are making every effort to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and patrons by following the social distancing policy during the COVID-19 situation.  For those signed up to attend the hike you have two options. 1) We will give you a credit to participate in the hike at a future date. 2) We will provide you with a full refund for the canceled hike. Please contact the Swannanoa Valley museum at (828) 669-9566 or info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org. We appreciate your ongoing support of the Swannanoa Valley Museum and its programs

The hike to Weatherford Heights explores the history and geography of Y.M.C.A. Blue Ridge Assembly. The hike follows the original boundary line of the conference center’s grounds, surveyed by educator, author, and religious leader Willis Duke Weatherford in 1906. Weatherford sought a permanent location for student training sessions he arranged. When he reached the present site of Blue Ridge Assembly, between two steep forested ridges of the Swannanoa Mountains two miles from Black Mountain, he exclaimed, “Eureka, we have found it!”

Difficulty: Strenuous, 6.7 miles

Note: This hike is part of a series, which will go on sale January 2, 2020. Hikers who wish to register for individual hikes may add their name to the waitlist by sending an email to svmhikes@gmail.com. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration. 


March 21
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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