Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #8: Walker’s Knob
August 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
This peak (elevation 5,482 feet) was named after North Fork’s Walker family, one of the early families to settle in the upper North Fork valley. The Walkers owned much of the land and were engaged in timber and logging. Along this trail are giant hemlocks, lichen and moss covered rocks, stretches of beech forest, surround by spectacular views.This 4-mile, moderate hike begins at Balsam Gap and extends to Greybeard Overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway. On this hike there are several long range views over the North Fork Valley and the Asheville Watershed.
Difficulty: Moderate, 3.8 miles
Note: This hike is part of a series, which 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 email@example.com. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration.