Chinquipin Mountain Near Highlands

These hikes are limited to 10 people or as the leader specifies. Masks are required during congregating and driving to the trail head.  Anyone feeling ill, or who may have been in contact with someone with Covid should not participate on any hike. Four people per four door car with windows down for air circulation. […]

Wayah Loop

These hikes are limited to 10 people or as the leader specifies. Masks are required during congregating and driving to the trail head.  Anyone feeling ill, or who may have been in contact with someone with Covid should not participate on any hike. Four people per four door car with windows down for air circulation. […]

Full Moon Hike to Siler Bald

These hikes are limited to 10 people or as the leader specifies. Masks are required during congregating and driving to the trail head.  Anyone feeling ill, or who may have been in contact with someone with Covid should not participate on any hike. Four people per four door car with windows down for air circulation. […]

Needmore Cross

These hikes are limited to 10 people or as the leader specifies. Masks are required during congregating and driving to the trail head.  Anyone feeling ill, or who may have been in contact with someone with Covid should not participate on any hike. Four people per four door car with windows down for air circulation. […]

One Nose and Two Falls in the Standing Indian Recreational Area

We will go to Picken's Nose and see great views east to Highlands and south into Rabun Gap and Betty Creek, GA. Then return to Mooney Falls and Big Laurel Falls. Total Hike Distance: 2.6 miles Rating: E Elevation: 400' Meeting Place: Westgate Plaza Time: 9:30 am R/T Driving: 60 miles Leaders: Bill and Sharon […]

VIRTUAL MAINSPRING BOOK CLUB

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 […]

Elbow and Red Butt Falls in the Northeast Corner of Panthertown Valley

Take the Cold Mountain Rd to starting place. This hike is mostly downhill with several creek crossings. The trail is mostly on old logging roads. Two beautiful falls. Red Butt is about 1⁄4 mile past Elbow Falls dropping 80 feet into a pool. Total Hike Distance: 5 miles Rating: M Elevation: 600' Meeting Place: Cashiers […]

Long Ridge in the Mulberry Community

Hike 3 steep climbs through sheer cliffs and rock formations to the Rock House. Experienced hikers and well-behaved dogs welcome. Total Hike Distance: 4 miles Rating: S Elevation: 800' Meeting Place: Piggly Wiggly in Dillard, GA. Time: 9 am Carpool to 294 Mulberry Rd. Leader: David Stearns Phone: 828-349-7361