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