• Location: Appalachian Trail

History and Hike / Springer Mountain Loop Trail

History & Hike, part of the Smithsonian Crossroads Exhibit Events

Come hike the trails while learning about our local history.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Adventure Wear, Benton MacKaye Trail Association, and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, History & Hike events will be led by avid hikers Larry Dumas and Ron Zadroga. Each event begins at 10am and is limited to 15 participants. Pre- REGISTRATION required: closes June 30, 2020. After you have signed up, you will receive more information about where you will be meeting, supply list, etc.

Location: Springer Mountain Loop Trail - This trail marks the beginning of the Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail & includes Civilian Conservation Corp Camp history

Trail Difficulty: EASY/ MODERATE - estimated 6 miles (1 mile is uphill) ---

5-hour hike time

Parking available

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