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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

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 month on the 1 of April until Sun Apr 01 2018.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Come to Medoc Mountain State Park and enjoy a leisure hike through the woods by the light of the full moon.  Participants will hike various park trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night.  This is fun for the whole family, so dress for the weather, bring a bottle of water, and a flashlight.  Please register for this hike by calling Heidi at 252-586-1770

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

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:
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Join us to use an app to document the flora and fauna living within the park. With this technology, participants can help identify based on uploaded photographs. The event will occur throughout the day (8am - 8pm). To learn more about the app and the park, join us at 10am for a presentation and short hike.

Date of Event:
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come join a park ranger on this moderate, 1.5-mile hike! The Rumbling Bald Trail is a loop trail that meanders through a beautiful hardwood forest along the south face of Rumbling Bald Mountain, revealing huge boulder fields and the base of the cliff areas.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Rumbling Bald Climbing Area, 827 Boys Camp Rd., Lake Lure, NC 28746

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 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

Join a Ranger for a nature hike to see what NC plants have awaken from winter. This hike will be about 2 miles long and will take place on trails that are easy to moderate for the average person. It is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, dress according to the weather for the day and bring water.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
US Hwy 221 Access - Visitor Center

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May on the second Monday until Mon May 14 2018.
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

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:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Jacob Fork Parking Area

As the weather warms up, the wetlands come alive with the calls of frogs and toads.  This fun hands-on hour-long program gives little one’s ages six and under a chance to learn about our hopping friends of the water.  We’ll start with a story, watch and handle live frogs and toads and then take a walk down to the wetlands to set our critters free.  And of course, older siblings are welcome.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Start Location:
Main lodge at The Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center.