Saluda Community Land Trust sponsors hikes

Published 11:45 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hikers on a past SCLT hike. (photo submitted)

The Saluda Community Land Trust recently held two successful hikes. These hikes were sponsored by SCLT in collaboration with the celebration of Saluda’s 130th birthday.

The first hike was held on Saturday, April 2, with Nancy Barnett as guide. This hike was on private property located along a ridge in a cove of the North Pacolet River.

The second hike was held Saturday, April 9, on the “Missing 40” with Chuck Hearon as guide. Saluda Community Land Trust leases this trail through the city of Tryon and the public is welcome to use it at any time.

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It is suggested that hikers get with a trail master (Chuck Hearon or Nancy Barnett) if it is their first walk to learn where property lines and trails are accessible. The SCLT is still working on marking trails and this is a good way to know that you are on property that has been designated for hikes.

Barnett has offered to do a repeat hike on Sunday, April 17, through private property in order to share wildflowers that were not in bloom for the first hike. Interested hikers should meet in the parking lot at the Saluda Library at 2 p.m. The hikes are free.

It is suggested that for the wild flower hike dogs are not welcome because the flowers are too close to the trail and may accidentally be trampled.

For more information, call 828-749-1560 or visit