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Roan Mountain First Hike
January 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
Roan Mountain is celebrating the New Year with a resolution to hike. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a beautiful 1.5-mile morning trek up to Ravens Rock. Ravens Rock offers a beautiful winter overlook of the park and mountain landscape. Hikers will start and end their adventure at the Campground Picnic Shelter 3 across from the camper check-in station. There will also be a warm fire to greet participants along with hot chocolate and coffee on the front and tail end of the hike. This is a free event, but we request that you sign up on this page by clicking the registration link to help us have a count of our participants.
Ravens Rock is 0.9 miles in distance with steep ascents and declines making this a moderate to strenuous difficulty hike. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes meant for rocky and rooty terrain. The 0.6 mile distance is added from the walk to and from the trail head. Be sure to dress in layers for the weather and bring water for the hike. A camera is recommended for the overlook views. Happy New Year!