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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #6: Grey Eagle Rock
June 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm$30 – $50
This strenuous 3.1 mile hike takes its name from the rock that resembles a Cherokee chief known as Grey Eagle sitting and overlooking Black Mountain. The hike begins at Black Mountain Gap off the Blue Ridge Parkway. During the trek, hikers will cross the summit of Potato Knob (6,400’). Potato Knob is the highest point in Buncombe County. To summit it, one has to endure a 1,200-foot elevation gain in one mile. In addition to being the roughest section of the Rim it features the highest elevation, most spectacular environment, and the most incredible vistas on the Swannanoa Rim.
Difficulty: Strenuous, 3.1 miles
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers