PAC plans Friday hike to Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) on Friday, April 29 for a six-mile, easy/moderate, out and back hike in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The trail follows an old CCC road along Oil Camp Creek in a seldom-visited portion of the park. There are several waterfalls and streams that flow into the creek and they can be seen while hiking on the trail. This hike is offered to the public, free of charge.


Hikers are asked to meet at the Spinx in Gowensville at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately one hour drive to the trailhead. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the afternoon.

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For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.


In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 on the day of the hike, check the PAC website,, and/or the PAC Facebook page, to see if the hike will take place.


If you are interested in attending this hike or if you 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.


The next hike will take place on May 6 and head to Pisgah National Forest for a 4.7-mile hike along the Cat Gap and Butter Gap Trails.


-Submitted by Pam Torlina