Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Hikes-Collier Cove Loop

  • Wed, Sep 13, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Collier Cove Nature Preserve

    194 Rhododendron Drive
    Arden, North Carolina 28704
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Have you been wanting try a local hike, but don’t know where to begin? Join Buncombe County Parks & Recreation for scenic morning hikes close to home this fall. This Hike Series is a free four-pack of popular treks lead by Parks and Recreation Staff on weekday mornings. Explorers of all skill levels are invited to experience the fun of one hike, all four or somewhere in between. Space is limited to 15 hikers and advanced registration is necessary. 

We will begin our hike at Collier Cove Nature Preserve parking lot where we will do a quick icebreaker and get prepped for the hike (we will have water and a few snacks available) PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE TO FILL UP.

This trail offers an adventure through the beautiful wooded scenery and provides the perfect getaway into nature. From seasonal wildflowers to a variety of fungi and beautiful tree canopies, this adventure is a treat to the senses.   

Difficulty level: Due to steep portions, this hike is recommended for intermediate to advanced hikers.   

Length: 1.5-2 miles  

Elevation gain: 800 feet.  

What to Bring Hiking

  • Daypack or backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (The temperature and wind can change with elevation, so moisture-wicking shirts and layers are recommended.)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Trail snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Hat or bandana (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Whistle (optional)
  • Knife or multi-tool (optional)
  • First aid kit (optional)
Date & Time

Wed, Sep 13, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Venue Details

Collier Cove Nature Preserve

194 Rhododendron Drive
Arden, North Carolina 28704 Collier Cove Nature Preserve
Buncombe County Recreation Services
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