Rim Hike #2: Rhododendron Rim
January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm$30 – $50
This 4.3 mile, moderate hike 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 eclectic estate called Rhododendron and known locally as the “Spanish Castle”.
Difficulty: Moderate, 4.3 miles
Note: Rim Hike #1 – Weatherford Heights takes place in March and is strenuous. Rim Hikes #2 and #3, which are more moderate, will take place in January and February, respectively.