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Explore Fall Foliage with Day Hike

Buncombe County Recreation Services celebrates the kaleidoscope of fall color that define the region as leaves change with a local day hike. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, space is limited to 15 hikers and advance registration is required. Everyone is also required to wear a face covering that completely covers their mouth and nose and remain at least six feet apart from others who do not live in their household.

Collier Cove Nature Preserve – Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Difficulty: Some Obstacles
  • Steepness: Very Steep
  • Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
  • Enjoy a plethora of wildlife, breezes, and views of the summits of Bearwallow Mountain, Little Pisgah Mountain, and the upper end of Hickory Nut Gorge.
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed on this group hike. However, please be aware others using this trail may have four-legged friends with them.

What to Bring Hiking

  • Face covering that completely covers the mouth and nose
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Daypack or backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (The temperature and wind can change with elevation, so layers are recommended.)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Trail snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Hat or bandana (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Whistle (optional)
  • Knife or multi-tool (optional)
  • First aid kit (optional)

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Article Information

Updated Oct 16, 2020 08:59 AM
Published Oct 06, 2020 09:58 AM

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