Bluff is stunning and special to us. It is one of the first places we started working in North Carolina.
Bluff Mountain Bluff is stunning and special to us. It is one of the first places we started working in North Carolina. © Andrew Kornylak

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Bluff Mountain Hikes

North Carolina

Explore the scenic beauty, unusual landforms, and extraordinary botanical variety of Bluff Mountain, one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the Southeast. 

Bluff Mountain Preserve can be enjoyed either by participating in one of our scheduled hikes ($15/person; schedule below) or by arranging a private hike ($150/trip; 10-person limit).

The trail is a moderate, 3-mile loop with a 300’ elevation change, traversing the diversity of natural communities that make Bluff an ecological treasure. Closed-toed shoes with ankle support are best, and there are a few parts of the trail with dense herbaceous vegetation (mid to late summer), so you might want long pants. Please also bring water and snacks. 

Scheduled hikes begin at 10 a.m. and can last 3-4 hours depending on the speed of the group. 

2019 Hike Dates

May 5 and 26
June 2 and 23
July 5, 7, and 21
August 4, 18, and 25
September 15, 22, and 29
October 13, 20, and 27

If rain is in the forecast, bring a raincoat and check with your guide to confirm the hike.  If hike fees pose a challenge financially, please contact the hike leaders to make special arrangements.

For questions and information about Bluff Mountain Preserve and our scheduled hikes, please contact Ashe County Steward Kelly Clampitt at spiritcanoelodge@gmail.com.