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Visit Bluff Mountain Preserve

May 26, 2014 - October 11, 2014

Bluff Mountain, Ashe County

Directions

Hikes cost $10 per hiker and reservations are required. To make a reservation contact Kim Hadley at (336) 497-1972 or bluffmountainpreserve@gmail.com.

About the hike:

The hike on Bluff is a moderate level 3-mile, round-trip hike with maybe 1/3 of it uphill (300' elevation change) and much of that is gradual. The trail is often over loose rocks, so closed-toed shoes with ankle support are best. Hikes can last 3-4 hours depending on the speed of the group.

There are two beautiful looking off points that are great spots to sit down, take in the view and have a snack. Much of the hike is under shade in the woods. Bring water and snacks. The hike is rain or shine, entirely dependent on the willingness of the group.

We sign folks up first come, first serve for each hike - up to 12 people per hike.

Hike Schedule
  • July 5 (Sat), 1:30 p.m.
  • July 26 (Sat), 11 a.m.
  • August 23 (Sat), 1:30 p.m.
  • September 20 (Sat), 1:30 p.m.
  • October 11 (Sat), 1:30 p.m.
Your hike leader:

Kim Hadley is the volunteer steward for Bluff Mountain Nature Preserve. She has been an active volunteer with the Conservancy for the last eight years when she and her husband moved to North Carolina from Florida. Kim received her B.S. degree in Biology at Florida State University in 1995 and immediately took a job as an Environmental Specialist with Collier County Government working with Sea Turtles in Naples, FL. Four years later, she transferred to the Environmental Permitting department and spent the next four years doing reviews for environmental permitting and regulation. Today, Kim is a freelance graphic designer with a passion for photography and the outdoors, and she loves every minute she gets to spend on Bluff Mountain.

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