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Hike with Foothills Humane Society!

December 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

When: December 9th

Where: Green River Game Lands, Green River Cove trail

Time: 10:00 a.m.

6.5-miles, moderate; trail type-out and back; elevation change, just over 1000′

Hikers, and their dogs, are invited to join Conserving Carolina and the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) on Saturday, December 9th for a 6.5-mile hike along the Green River Cove trail in the Green River Game Lands. Conserving Carolina’s Community Engagement Director, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike from the trail head off of Green River Cove Road.

This is a great opportunity to give a shelter dog a break from the shelter and allow them to enjoy a nice, socializing walk in the woods. There is a limit to the number of dogs that can come from the shelter, so if you’re interested in walking a dog, please contact Dee Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator for FHS ASPA to arrange a time for training orientation, pairing with the appropriate dog, and to sign a volunteer waiver. Dee can be reached at, [email protected]. Participants may also bring their own dog on the hike so long as they are kept on leash and do not have any nose-to-nose meetings with the shelter dogs.

The 6.5-mile moderate hike is 3.25-miles out and 3.25-miles back and begins with a gradual incline along a steep bank, but then levels out as the trail parallels the Green River.  There are a few ups and downs along the trail and, moving away from the river, there will be an approximately 250′ elevation gain over one mile before descending back to the river for great views and the perfect lunch spot. There are several stream crossings along the trail and the trail terminates just below the Narrows…with no view of the Narrows, but beautiful views of the river.

Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited to 20 participants. Please email [email protected], if you’d like to attend.


Hikers will meet at the trailhead by 10:00 a.m. to sign in, get paired with their dog, and begin the walk. There is parking across the street from the trailhead, south of Green River Cove Rd. and east of the Green River, and there is parking on the north side of Green River Cove Road, west of the Green River. We would like FHS to have a parking spot across from the trailhead, if possible, for ease and safety getting the dogs out and to their walkers.  Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the late afternoon.

Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water (don’t forget snacks for your pooch!).

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected] by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ and/or Facebook page to see if the hike will take place. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Hike leader will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.

Before each hike, you will be asked to sign a waiver form. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience.

For more information contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected].


December 9, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Green River Cove Trailhead
3770-3934, Green River Cove Rd.
Saluda, NC 28773 United States
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