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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - G.M. Trevelyan

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way. - Dr. Suess

Backpack Tips

According to an REI article, packing can be broken down into three zones, plus peripheral storage:

Visualize stacking cordwood. You’re laying down rows, not building columns: Fill nooks and crannies until you have a solid, stable load—and be sure weight is equally balanced on each side. Tighten compression straps to streamline your load and prevent it from shifting as you hike.

Guided Hikes

StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined. In conjunction with the NC Science Festival, we will be posting “Flight of the Honey Bee” By: Raymond Huber. The StoryWalk® will be along part of our Rockefeller Loop Trail,  an easy 1 mile round trip hike.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Mon Apr 23 2018.
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
Start Location:
First 1/2 of the Rockefeller Loop Trail

Come out to see the stars at Haw River State Park! There will be star games and activities appropriate for all ages. The evening will include a Solar System night hike to the upper meadow for a campfire, story- time with” mars” mallow treats and night sky viewing presented by the Greensboro Astronomy Club.

Date of Event:
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center.

Join staff and volunteers from Kings Mountain Military Park, Kings Mountain State Park, and Crowders Mountain State Park for a full day of hiking on our annual three parks hike. This is a strenuous, fifteen-mile hike that begins at Crowders Mountain State Park and ends at Kings Mountain Military Park in South Carolina.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter #2 Parking Area @ Crowders Mountain State Park

Free and Open to the Public - Join a park ranger for a guided wildflower walk in Grandfather Mountain State Park.  There is a walk for everyone – some are more challenging but some do not venture far from the parking lot.  Grandfather Mountain produces an amazing variety of wildflowers, which change from week to week, so join us throughout the season to experience the changes!

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Join a Park Ranger for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River.  These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour.  Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long.  Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.
 
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 28 2018.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Attention, ladies! New to hiking or looking for other women to share hiking experiences with you? Come out for a women's hike as part of a statewide initiative and the 10K Women Trail Project.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come celebrate the Earth Day weekend with a NC Hike. Join the park ranger on the park’s newest trail, Sand Live Oak Trail. This trail snakes through the most southern end of the park property, through several different plant communities along the Cape Fear River. Meet the park ranger at 12:30 pm at the end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail parking lot.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:30pm
Start Location:
Flytrap Trail Parking Lot

Join a Ranger on a gentle hike along the New River at the 221 access to learn about were the water meets the land.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
US HWy 221 Access - Lower Parking Lot

April is National Frog Month. Join a park ranger as we take the spur path to the wetlands board walk and hike to the Haw River. Once there we will look for frogs in their natural habitat and learn some frog-tastic fun facts. The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour to complete.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center.

The North Carolina Science Festival is an annual statewide celebration of STEM that occurs every April across North Carolina. Hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. Get science-ie and explore the world of weather and climate. This program is for all ages. Wear appropriate shoes or boots

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area