Join CMLC for an interpretive hike highlighting the scenic beauty and rich history of Rockbrook Camp in Transylvania County on Sunday, March 15th.
Founded in 1921, Rockbrook Camp for Girls is a rustic summer camp located southwest of Brevard in the Dunns Rock township. In 2010, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy placed a conservation easement on more than 115 acres of mountain slopes surrounding the camp.
With its picturesque waterfalls and scenic cliffs permanently protected, Camp Rockbrook, possible cradle of the white squirrel, will enter its 94th season this year in 2015.
Current Camp Director Jeff Carter and previous Camp Director Jerry Stone will share some of the history of the camp prior to our hike to Rockbrook Falls. There will be an optional additional hike to Castle Rock after we get back from Rockbrook Falls.
Total hiking distance to and from Rockbrook Falls is 1.0 mile; this is a moderate hike. The total hiking distance to and from the optional Castle Rock is also 1.0 mile; this hike is strenuous with most of the total elevation gain. There is a small leap from a ledge and over a crevase to get to the scenic Castle Rock, which can hold only about 10 people at a time. Please note: the climb to Castle Rock is optional as it is very steep and negotiates slippery trail. The overall total elevation gain is 400 ft.
Participants are required to be in good physical condition and capable of completing a two mile hike over uneven, forested terrain. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs on this hike. Hikers should wear sturdy walking shoes (no flip-flops), bring several layers of clothing in preparation for cold temperatures, pack plenty of water as well as a snack/lunch to eat during the hike.
This hike is a CMLC members-only hike. To join CMLC or find out more information, visit www.carolinamountain.org. Space is limited on our hikes, so please reserve your spot today by using CMLC's Online Hike Sign-Up Form. Hike meeting locations and additional details will be sent upon confirmation of your spot on the hike within 1-2 days business days after requesting a spot. This hike can accomodate 30 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 Sarahh@carolinamountain.org. Please allow one full business day for a response to Sign-Ups and inquiries.