Join MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. Bob has been studying and protecting the forests of WNC with MountainTrue since 1998. He knows these mountains like the back of his hand and will be sharing some knowledge on the hike, discussing everything from plant identification to the seasonal migration of Monarch butterflies.

We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah, which is approximately 4 miles long. This trail runs along Forked Ridge which will offer some breathtaking views of the fall foliage, which experts are saying should be in full swing on our hike. There are some steep inclines on this trail, but Bob will be making frequent stops to rest and interpret the flora and fauna.

Tickets can be purchased here.

What to bring: Hiking boots and appropriate clothing for hiking, lunch/trail snacks, plenty of water, rain gear (if needed), sunscreen, and a camera

While we love furry friends, we ask that you leave them at home this time!