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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #11: Garden of Eden

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the museum for the final hike of the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series to “Garden of Eden.” This rocky mountaintop is located one mile northwest of Lake Eden on the Swannanoa Rim. In the summer months its rocky top was famous for its sunning serpents (rattlesnakes and copperheads) and it why this segment of the rim is hiked in the winter. This loop hike begins at Camp Rockmont for Boys climbs to Cedar Cliff and the Garden of Eden and returns to Rockmont.

Difficulty:  Strenuous, 8 miles   

Note: This event has been split into two different hike times- Saturday, November 13 @ 8:00AM – 3:00PM & Sunday, November 14 @ 8:00AM – 3:00PM in order to keep hike group numbers low and to better adhere to evolving county and state coronavirus protocols.     

This event is sold out for 2021. The museum hikes committee is taking a waitlist for individual hikes and will attempt to add hikers as spots are available. Please direct any inquiries to svmhikes@gmail.com.    

Updated Coronavirus Protocol:

Due to the very high percentage of fully vaccinated people on our hikes and the relaxed COVID guidelines, we will be returning to our customary hike route and transportation plans. We will now be doing one-way hikes that will require a short carpool/driver shuttle system. People in the shuttle cars should mask up and leave some windows open. **If you are uncomfortable with these arrangements, please let the hike committee know at svmhikes@gmail.com and your credits will be reserved for future hikes.** 

We will observe the following hiking procedures due to COVID:

      • Please bring a mask to the event to use during carpooling.
      • No one who is sick or running a fever should attend
      • If not vaccinated, masks should be worn in all group settings like sign-in and congregation
      • Social distancing while on the trails is recommended.


November 14
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center


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