PLEASE NOTE: Both hikes are for experienced hikers with a limit of 5 participants for the round-trip hike and 15 participants for the one-way hike. All hikers must be pre-approved. Those interested can register below and will be contacted shortly after by a hike leader to be approved. Please note that on these hikes we do not charge your card the full amount until shortly before the hike. A $10 deposit is required. We will take your card information when you register, and you will be charged the remaining amount approximately two days before the hike.

Cost (BOTH HIKES): $50 for SVM Members, $65 for General Admission. Some fees apply.

Come join Jim Menzies and Julie White as we celebrate Julie’s 70th Birthday with a 24-mile round-trip hike with an elevation gain of 4,000 feet. Leaving from the Greybeard Trailhead at 6:00 am, this long and difficult hike will take us up to the Mt. Mitchell summit via the Greybeard trail, the Historic Old Toll Road, The Buncombe Horse Trail, and the Camp Alice Trail before we turn around and head back to Montreat with a goal of returning to the Greybeard Trailhead by 6:00 pm. This will be a small group of 5-7 if we can find that many people with the lack of judgement to take this hike on.

Meet: 6:00 am – Greybeard Trailhead in Montreat.

Come witness the carnage and cheer the round-trippers on when you pass them on their way back to Montreat! Starting at the Montreat Nature Center, this challenging 13-mile route with an elevation gain of 4000 feet will cover portions of the Greybeard Trail, the historic Old Toll Road, and the Buncombe Horse Range (Bridle) Trail, culminating in a 1,000 foot climb from Camp Alice to the Summit of Mount Mitchell. We will have drivers waiting at the top of Mt. Mitchell to take you back to your cars at the Nature Center.

Meet: 8:15 am – Montreat Nature Center (301 Lookout Road, Montreat).