Little Bearwallow Falls & Wildcat Rock

Date of this event: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:28am
News and Events: Hikes And Outings

Little Bearwallow Falls & Wildcat Rock

Come hike with CMLC on our most recently completed trail in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This hike is hardcore so we cannot promise a leisurely walk but we can promise wildflowers, a 100-foot waterfall, a stunning view from a scenic rock perch, and an awesome workout! 

Together we will ascend the sustainably-designed and -constructed Little Bearwallow Trail to Little Bearwallow Falls before climbing to the top of breathtaking Wildcat Rock. En route, this hike traverses CMLC-conserved land that was described by a biologist as the most abundant and diverse wildflower tract in Henderson County.

This hike also offers an opportunity to learn about all that went in to protecting this land and making this new trail over the last three years--from conservation easements and land acquisition to digging tread and moving boulders.

This hike is 3-mile round trip; however, it is extremely strenuous--gaining nearly 1,200 feet in only a mile and a half features technical challenges. The trail utilizes more than 300 log-and-rock stairs to reach its exciting destinations. We will encourage you every step of the way, but the challenges this hike present should not be taken lightly. We encourage those that join us on this hike to be in excellent physical condition.

There is currently no cap for this hike, but carpooling is highly encouraged due to limited parking.

This hike is free and open to the but RSVP is REQUIRED! To sign up CLICK HERE.

Once you have successfully registered for this hike you will receive additional details 2-3 days before the hike.

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