Blue Ride Conservancy Offers Free, Public Hiking Series Across High Country in 2016

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm


Blue Ridge Conservancy will offer eight free public hikes, including the Kids in Nature Hikes, from April to October.  BRC is offering a new hike in 2016 at Camp Lutherock in Avery County.  This is the first hike of the series and is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd in celebration of Earth Day.

“This is a great chance to get outside and explore some of our conserved lands in the High Country that you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to hike,” said Nikki Bauman, Blue Ridge Conservancy’s Communications and Outreach Associate.

All hikes are guided by a naturalist and BRC’s staff.

To sign up for a hike please visit or call BRC at 828-264-2511.

BRC 2016 Hike Schedule:

  • Friday, April 22 Earth Day Hike: Camp Lutherock
  • Saturday, May 14 Hike: Bear Paw State Natural Area
  • Wednesday, June 22 Kids in Nature Hike: Boone United Trail
  • Saturday, July 9 Hike: Old Orchard Creek Blueberry Farm
  • Wednesday, July 13: ASU Sustainable Development Farm Tour
  • Saturday, Aug. 27 Hike: Pond Mountain Traditional & Challenge Route
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 Hike: Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfall Hike & Hawk Watch
  • Saturday, Oct. 8 Hike: Snake Mountain


About Blue Ridge Conservancy

BRC is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization incorporated in North Carolina. BRC has protected over 18,500 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties.  In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw State Natural Area and Bullhead Mountain. We continue to help Elk Knob State park expand its borders and established Pond Mountain Game Land in Ashe County.  More information about Blue Ridge Conservancy is available at

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