Take a hike with Conserving Carolina

Published 8:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, March 4, for an approximately 6.6 mile moderate hike to Twin Falls in the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. Conserving Carolina’s southeast stewardship manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike.


This trek takes hikers along the Buckhorn Gap Trail, paralleling Avery Creek and Henry Branch to Twin Falls Trail for a view of Twin Falls, two waterfalls that are not parallel or even very close together.  The first waterfall is higher and has more water than the second, but both are beautiful in their own right. Hikers return to Buckhorn Gap Trail then traverse Clawhammer Cove Road to Clawhammer Cove Trail, then to Avery Creek Trail where, once again, the group will be paralleling Avery Creek for a glimpse of Avery Creek Falls. Then, hikers will jump back on Buckhorn Gap Trail and return to the parking area.

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Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited to 20 participants. To RSVP and sign up, visit Conserving Carolina’s website calendar event at conservingcarolina.org/calendar/.

If you are interested in attending the hike on March 4, meet at Ironwood Square, Conserving Carolina’s office, 847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC, at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 50-minute drive to the trailhead. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon.

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 Pam Torlina by email at: pam@conservingcarolina by 8:00 on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ and/or Facebook page to see if the hike will take place. 

The next hike of the Spring Hiking Series will take place on March 18.  The group will head to the Jocassee Gorges Management Area for a 7.1 mile, moderate, out and back hike that includes a view of Laurel Fork Falls.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, works to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of nature. Learn more and become a member at conservingcarolina.org.


Submitted by Pam Torlina