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Valley History Explorer Hike #7: Montreat (Conference Center & College)

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Details: Montreat was founded in 1897 by Rev. John Collins. Today we’ll learn about Montreat’s history from Joe and Mary Standaert, who literally wrote the book on it. The hike starts with a walking tour through the historic conference center and college campus and ends with an optional hike on the Little Piney Trail that Joe Standaert helped create.

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 svmhikes@gmail.com. Additional spaces for individual hikers on the waitlist may open up if a full series hiker cancels their registration.


September 12
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


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