This hike visits numerous home sites within the Park, some with tall standing chimneys. The initial portion of the hike follows the Noisy Creek access path (from US 321) for approximately 0.8 miles to the Old Settlers Trail. We will first visit the Anse Ramsey chimney, one of the tallest in the Park. Then we will follow Old Settlers Trail to the west, following Ramsey Creek and visiting six more home sites. The trail crosses over into the Redwine Creek watershed, where we will visit additional home sites. The final section of the hike follows a well-maintained manway along Redwine Creek back to US 321, with two homesites along the route. Hike about 7.2 miles of which about five miles is trail; nearly all the rest is good manway. Rated moderate.
This hike will be limited to 12 participants. Meet at Comcast on Asheville Highway at 7:45 am for carpool or meet at the first parking area in Greenbrier at 9:00 am. Note that hike leaders will not be at the Comcast meeting point but will meet everyone at Greenbrier. The driving distance is 88 miles round-trip from Asheville Highway to Greenbrier. Expect to reimburse drivers $6.00 for fuel.
Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Leaders: Frank March and Ed Fleming
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.