Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) on Saturday, June 13th, for a guided hike through the private trail system of the Connestee Falls community in Transylvania County. This hike features seven major waterfalls, including Connestee Falls, Silver Slip Falls, Upper-, Middle-, Lower-Batson Creek Falls, and more.
Connestee Falls, Batson Creek Falls, and Silver Slip Falls were protected by CMLC through a conservation easement in 2003. Once privately-owned with restricted access, the falls are now the centerpiece of a new Transylvania County park.
Total cumulative hiking distance is 2 miles. This hike is rated as moderate in difficulty, featuring a total elevation gain of 400 feet.
This CMLC hike is open to the public: members and non-members are invited, so please consider registering a friend to attend the hike. The Connestee Falls community trail system is not otherwise open to the public, so take advantage of this opportunity to hike new trails with CMLC.
Participants are required to be in reasonable physical condition and capable of completing a two mile hike over uneven, forested terrain. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets on this hike. Hikers should wear sturdy walking shoes (no flip-flops), bring several layers of clothing in preparation for changing warm and cold temperatures, pack plenty of water as well as a snack/lunch to eat during the hike. Hikers who attend are required to participate in the entire duration of the hike. Hikers must be age 12 and up.
Space is limited on our hikes, so please reserve your spot today by using CMLC's Online Hike Sign-Up Form. Hike meeting locations, times, and additional details will be sent through email the week of the hike. This hike can accomodate 40 hikers. Reservations for a spot on this hike will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis using:
For questions, contact CMLC Outreach Associate Sarah Harden at email@example.com. Please allow one full business day for a response to Hike Sign-Ups and hike inquiries.
CMLC conserves land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of residents and visitors in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties. Since 1994, the land trust has protected more than 27,000 acres of natural lands in our mountains.