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Spring Hiking Series: Daniel Ridge loop, Pisgah National Forest

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Daniel Ridge loop, Pisgah National Forest

Meet: Ironwood Square, Conserving Carolina’s office, 847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC, at 8:30 a.m.

Distance and difficulty: 4.5 miles, moderate; trail type – loop

Elevation gain: 813′

Approximately 50 minute drive

Hikers will head to Pisgah National Forest, just past the old Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery. The Daniel Ridge Trail begins by following the Davidson River, then the trail leaves the river and follows Lanning Branch and ascends the ridge.  The reward for this ascent is beautiful views of Pilot Mountain.  After descending the opposite side of the ridge, hikers will be led to the base of a 90-foot waterfall, Toms Spring Falls.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 20 participants. Registration, by RSVP below, opens at 9:00 am Friday, April 5, 2024.  

Contact [email protected] with additional questions.

Conserving Carolina is sponsoring a Friday hiking series this spring that is free, guided, and open to the public. The hikes will meet at Ironwood Plaza (Conserving Carolina’s office) and will leave promptly at 8:45 a.m. Hikers should plan to return to the area in the late afternoon, time varying with group size, distance of hike, and drive time. Car-pooling will be organized at the meeting location. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina (email above) to make other meeting arrangements.

Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water for yourself.

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’ 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 leaders 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. This schedule is subject to change.

RSVP April 26th hike


We look forward to seeing you on April 26th!

*If, for some reason, you are unable to attend, please revisit the calendar event and change your RSVP or contact me at the email below so I can remove you from the list and open your space up to someone else.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected].


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April 26
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Ironwood Plaza
847 Case Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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