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Postponed-Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #5: Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event has been postponed and may be rescheduled for later in the year. Please email svmhikes@gmail.com with any questions. 

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 svmhikes@gmail.com. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration.


May 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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