Hike to Bursted Rock in Headwaters State Forest with CMLC - Tuesday, June 20th

Date of this event: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:00am
News and Events: Hikes And Outings

CMLC Hike to Bursted Rock in Headwaters State Forest

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th, for a group hike to Bursted Rock, a scenic viewpoint on the Blue Ridge Escarpment.  

Protecting the headwaters of the East Fork of the French Broad River was initiated by CMLC and its landowner, former Congressman Charles Taylor, in 2009. The undeveloped property—the largest remaining contiguous private tract in western NC—is teeming with waterfalls, 25 miles of trout streams, mountain bogs hosting rare species, and more than nine miles of the venerable Foothills Trail.

Acquisition of phases of this land by CMLC and its partners the NC Forest Service and The Conservation Fund have led to the creation of Headwaters State Forest, NC’s newest state forest. The new Forest now consists of about 6,000 acres of publicly-owned and protected land. Partners are striving to add 2,000 more acres to complete the project in the coming years.

We will be hiking along the Foothills Trail from Gum Gap to Bursted Rock and back. The total hiking distance is 5.2 miles (round-trip). The total elevation gain is 1,200 feet. This is a strenuous hike! 

The Headwaters State Forest Hike is also a part of Hiking Challenge 4, making this a wonderful opportunity to cross off one of the hikes on your  Challenge. 

This hike is FREE and open to the public! There is no cap to registration. However, RSVP is required! You may CLICK HERE to access the hike registration form. 

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