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First Day Hike

Twin Falls at Gorges State Park

First Day Hike

Join Park Ranger Brannon Bryson for Gorges Sate Park's first guided hike of 2018! The day will begin with participants meeting at the visitor center around 1:00. There visitors will watch a 15 minute video about gorges state park and get a chance to tour the beautiful LEED certified visitor center. Afterwards the hike will begin in the parking lot of the visitor center at Upper Bear Wallow trail head. From the parking lot the hike will be a 2 mile round trip to Upper Bear Wallow falls then back. If participants wish to choose a shorter 1 mile round trip hike they are welcome to drive around to Bear Wallow picnic shelter. Once there, they will wait for the other hikers to arrive then proceed with the group to Upper Bear Wallow Falls. Please bring water, snacks and dress appropriately for the weather that day. Wear closed toe shoes that are comfortable and provide support.

Date of Event: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location: 
Park Visitor Center

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
SapphireNC 28774
Phone(828) 966-9099, Caution: GPS directions in this area of the state are not reliable.
Latitude: 35.096000
Longitude: -82.951000

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General Park Hours
7am to 9pm

Picnic Areas
8am to 7:30pm

Visitor Center
Monday - Sunday
9am to 5pm