Meet at Nature Center
Thursday, June 22
Half Day- Toll Road Tour Easy Pace: Moderate
Full Day- Hydroelectric Tour
Moderate with several very steep sections; 4.8 miles total; 1800’ gain.
We will ascend Graybeard Trail to the site of the old Montreat reservoir which provided water for the hydroelectric plant which served Montreat until the early 1930’s. We’ll continue on to Potts Cove, then head south along the Trestle Road to Long Gap, where we will take the East Ridge Trail south to the summit of Rocky Head. We will descend on the Rocky Head trail, passing the old holding ponds, descend to the Montreat Campgrounds, then back to the Nature Center.