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Upcoming Hikes

CMC resumes group hikes

The Carolina Mountain Club is once more offering group hikes, though with a set of new guidelines in place. 

Hikers must maintain at least six feet between themselves and others, and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should refrain from hiking. Hikes will be limited to 10 people, meaning that hike leaders must now take reservations for excursions. There will be no more carpooling, and hikers must bring a face covering to use when passing other hikers or when crowding occurs. 

Hikes are posted at and are also available by joining CMC on Meetup. 


Hike with NHC

The Nantahala Hiking Club has resumed group hikes, but with new protocol in place. 

Hikes are limited to six to 10 people, and masks are required when congregating and driving to the trailhead. There is a limit of four people per car, with windows down for air circulation. 

NHC hikes are offered weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, with a variety of destinations, lengths and difficulty levels. View the schedule at

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