Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #6: Grey Eagle Rock
June 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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
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.