Meet at Nature Center
Tuesday, August 1
Half Day -- Lookout Loop Moderate. Pace: Moderate
Full Day -- The “Top o’ the Valley” Hike
Strenuous with some moderate sections; 9.3 miles total; 3000’ gain.
From the Nature Center we’ll walk up to the family campground and then up the Rocky Head Trail to the top of Rocky Head. After a quick rest we’ll head North to Potts Cove Gap, follow the Trestle switchbacks to Walker’s Knob, and then on to the top of Graybeard. After lunch, we’ll travel down the West Ridge to Big Piney and then return to Montreat on the Big Piney Ridge Trail.