Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #5: Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge
May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This will be a rewarding hike with some of the best views on the rim. However, it will be long and difficult. The hike will be a loop hike of over 8 miles and includes two strenuous ascents, two steep descents, some rock scrambling on three rocky summits, and some moderate off-trail hiking. The return will be back to the Parkway via the Mt. Mitchell Toll Road. Hikers will carpool from Black Mountain to the Parkway. Plan on an all-day hike and bring rain gear, sturdy shoes, plenty of water, a hearty lunch, and hiking sticks.
Difficulty Rating: Difficult/Strenuous, 8 miles
Note: This hike is part of a series, which is goes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration.