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


Apr. 12             Triple Falls E805

Apr. 19              Buckspring Trail E85B

Apr. 26             Arboretum along Bent Creek Trail (to view azaleas)

May 03          Pink Beds Loop

May 10         Carl Sandburg Hse (to see baby goats)

May 17         Pisgah Inn (for Breakfast)

May 24         Cove Creek (in and out) View Lady Slippers at Trailhead

May 31         Daniel Ridge

June 07         Cradle of Forestry E14C

June 14         Pisgah Ridge E35H

June 21         Holmes State Park

June 28         Corn Shoals in DuPont

Hike changes at leader’s discretion.  Gather at 9:00 am to car pool for 9:15 departure from BiLo
Parking Lot overlooking Pizza Hut  Bring water, wear good hiking boots and consider poles.   Good sense of humor always welcome.