Pacolet Area Conservancy kicks off fall hiking series Sept. 21

Published 10:10 am Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall trail view. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) for five Friday hikes offered this fall, starting Sept. 21. PAC’s first hike will head to Pisgah National Forest, a 4-mile, moderate hike on Daniel Ridge Loop.
On Oct. 5, hikers will head to the newest portion of the Palmetto Trail, Saluda Mountains Passage.  Here, hikers will enjoy a 6.5-mile, moderate to strenuous out and back hike.
On Oct. 19, hikers venture to DuPont State Forest for a 3-mile moderate loop hike to Cedar Rock.
The hike on Nov. 2 is a 5-mile strenuous hike to John Rock in Pisgah National Forest, for autumn views of Looking Glass Rock and the surrounding mountains.
The finale of the fall hiking series, Nov. 16, takes hikers to PAC Protected Walnut Creek Preserve for a 5-mile, moderate loop hike on the private preserve.
If you are interested in attending the PAC hikes this fall and would like more information, please call the PAC office at 828-859-5060 or e-mail You can also find information on PAC’s website,, and on PAC’s Facebook page.
– article submitted by Pam Torlina

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