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

Fall 2017 Schedule

Oct. 6*. Wintergreen Falls in DuPont

Oct. 13. Seinard Ridge Trail E13B

Oct. 20. Pisgah Inn (Lunch at the Inn). E35H

Oct. 27. Cradle of Forestry E14

Nov. 3. DuPont Triple Falls. Lv from new Visitor’s Center

Nov. 10*. TBA

Nov. 17* Mine Mtn to Fawn Lake & back to cars off Reasonover Rd.

Nov. 24*. Sycamore Cove

Dec. 1. Daniel Ridge- Start at Hamilton Falls, back on trail and follow river off to the

Left in and out.

Dec. 8. Buckspring Lodge Loop. E38B

Dec. 15. Bike Trail@ Pisgah Forest. Park at Campground

Dec. 22. Andy Cove, Exercise Trail, loop back onto North Slope

Dec. 29. Barnett Branch Trail/Pink Beds E50A


Hike can change at leader’s discretion. In July and August we gather at 8:15 AM for a 8:30 AM departure from the BiLo Parking Lot overlooking Pizza Hut. Bring water, boots,
and consider poles. A good sense of humor always welcome.