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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #9: Buckner’s Knob

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Buckner’s Knob was the original name given to today’s Craggy Pinnacle, named after the Buckner family, one of the early families to settle on the Barnardsville side of the Craggies. The Flats of Craggy were the spot where the boys from North Fork side of the Craggies and those from the Barnardsville side would meet for baseball games and campouts. The flats were much more open then due to the grazing of cattle and sheep for many years. This 4.0-mile, moderate hike will begin with history and views from the top of Craggy Pinnacle and then a hike to Craggy Flats and back from the Craggy picnic area at Bearpen Gap.

Difficulty:  Moderate, 4.0 miles

Note: This event has been split into two different hike times- Saturday, September 18 @ 8:00AM – 2:30PM & Sunday, September 19 @ 8:00AM – 2:30PM 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.



September 19
8:00 am - 2:30 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center


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