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Swannanoa Creek and Tunnel Hike

Swannanoa Creek and Tunnel Hike

The museum will host a difficult/strenuous winter hike down this historic path, which was used by wagons and stagecoaches bringing travelers up the mountain before the railroad was built. Though passenger train service ceased in the mid-1900s, the trains still run up and down the mountain several…

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Seven Sisters Peaks Hike

Seven Sisters Peaks Hike

The Seven Sisters peaks are a familiar sight from Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain, NC. While the Seven Sisters span an expanse of only 3.5 miles, hiking up to and across the range is a strenuous, 9.5-mile distance. Along the way, hike leaders will share historical anecdotes about the peak’s…

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High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association and local author Katey Schultz for a rare treat. Schultz leads a tour of one of the area’s unique and alluring features, its swinging footbridges.
A product of the area’s steep topography and limited transportation network,

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