Jones Creek in the Cartoogechaye Community

Hike up this lovely creek to a stream crossing. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Total Hike Distance: 3 miles Rating: E Elevation: 300' Meeting Place: Westgate Plaza Time: 2 pm R/T Driving: 30 miles Leader: Kathy Ratcliff Phone: 828-526-6480

Wesser Bald Tower Full Moon Hike

Hiking North on the Appalachian Trail from Tellico Gap ascend 700'. Return by way of the fire access road. You will need a headlamp and trekking pole. Bring water, snacks and camera. Hike limited to 5 people. Total Hike Distance: 4.4 miles Rating: M Elevation: 700' Meeting Place: Behind Outdoor 76 & the Baptist Church […]


Looking to connect safely with others while participating in thought-provoking conversations? Join the 2021 Virtual Book Club! Moderated by Mainspring Conservation Trust‘s Rachel Newcomb, the books selected will relate to Mainspring’s conservation mission and are written by local and regional authors. Some meetings will be followed with an appearance by the author! The goal of the book […]

Shope Creek In Coweeta  Lab

Join this 4 mile hike along Shope Creek In Coweeta  Lab for one mile and ascend to a large weir (measurement area for water flow in a watershed) where we will snack then return the way we came. Lots of flowers in bloom! The whole hike is on a gravel road and second mile has […]

Standing Indian Mountain Hike

Hike the AT from Deep Gap to the summit. Views of Lake Burton in Georgia and Lake Chatuge at Hayesville. The trail is rocky and rooty. Total Hike Distance: 4.5 miles Rating: M-S Elevation: 1100' Meeting Place: Westgate Plaza Time: 9 am. R/T Driving: 50 miles You must call Robert for reservations 828-369-1565

Yellow Mountain Fire Tower Full moon

From Cloudcatcher Lane in the Cashier area. Hike recommended for experienced hikers. Beautiful 360 degree views. Bring snacks, cameras and head lamp. Hike limited to 5 people. Total Hike Distance: 2.4 miles Rating: S Elevation: 800' Meeting Place: Exxon Sta. 6241 Highlands Rd. Time: 5:30 pm. R/T Driving: 40 miles You must email David for […]