Friday Easy Hikers

“born to be wild”

Our hikes are generally about 3 miles in length, with no more than about 300 feet of climb and the hike is usually over in less than 3 hours.  We go at a nice leisurely pace and make enough stops so that we don’t wear anybody out. 

We meet every Friday at the BiLo Assembly Area in the parking lot at Forest Gate along the curb overlooking the Pizza Hut.  In June we have 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  Hikes in July, August and first week in September will gather at 8:15 AM for 8:30 AM departure.   On September 12 we return to 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  HIKE CHANGE AT LEADERS DISCRETION.

We send out an email every Thursday to members of this group with a Friday weather forecast and a description of the hike.

New or Returning Hikers – If you are brand new to hiking and do not know what your capabilities may be, or if you have not hiked for a while due to previous physical disabilities or whatever, this is a good group to start out with before trying any of the other groups. Please advise the hike leader that you are  brand new or are returning to hiking after an absence from these activities so that he or she will know to be aware of your progress during the hike and will gauge the pace and the frequency of stops accordingly..

Wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch or snack,  A good sense of humor also helps. And – Have Big Fun!

Friday Easy Hiker Leader:  Virginia MacDonald 862-6505


In July and August we meet at 8:15 am for an 8:30 departure from Bi-Lo Parking Lot. In September we return to 9:00 am for a 9:15 departure.

July 12 Dupont from Visitor’s Center to High Falls. E80

July 19. Elk’s Pasture to Elk Ridge
(Turk’s Cap Lily Hike)

July 26. Hamilton Falls/Daniel Ridge (In and Out)

Aug. 02. Barnett Branch to Waterfall and on to Pink Beds E50A

Aug. 16. Pisgah Ridge. E35H

Aug. 23 Andy Cove/Exercise Trail to North Slope Loop

Aug. 30. Arboretum

Return to 9:00 am meet and departure at 9:15

Sept. 06 Seinard Trail off 475 B. E13B

Sept. 13. Buckspring Trail with 5 water crossings

Sept. 21 Triple Falls Starting at Visitor’s Center

Sept. 28. Cradle of Forestry E14C

October 10 (Thursday) Pisgah Hikers Octoberfest Celebration
Holmes State Forest

Hikes can change at leaders discretion. Wear boots or good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Hiking poles optional.

Looks like fun!Thanks!Looking forward to it!