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Valley History Explorer Hike #5: Ridgecrest (Point Lookout)

July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Details: The moderate, 3-mile Ridgecrest hike will take hikers on the Point Lookout Trail to a viewpoint overlooking the valley. Point Lookout was a popular stopping point and overlook on old U.S. 70. It was founded in the 1920s and in its heyday featured an observation platform and a restaurant. Point Lookout also overlooks Royal Gorge through which Native Americans and early settlers traveled across the mountains.

Difficulty: Moderate, 2.5 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 info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration.

Details

Date:
July 11, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Phone:
828-669-9566
Website:
www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org