Roan Mountain Events Calendar

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29

Spring Naturalists’ Rally 2018 — Sign up for dinner, lectures, hikes, bird watching, viewing the night sky, and more!

Led by the Friends of Roan Mountain. Pre-registration is required, please visit for more information.

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Saturday, May 5

Roan Mountain Hard Core — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Roan Mountain AT Community will host the 1st Annual Hard Core Trail Maintenance Event during the 2018 Roan Mountain Trail Festival.

Roan Mountain Hard Core will be a one-day trail work opportunity in the Roan Highlands. We will be performing trail rehab and erosion control just south of Carvers Gap, and just north of the peak of Roan Mountain.

Hard Core will begin and end at the Town Park in Roan Mountain, culminating with the traditional Hard Core spaghetti dinner and awards ceremony.

All participants should dress comfortably to perform trail work above 5,000 feet, bring a lunch and plenty of water, and be prepared to work hard and have fun giving back to the Appalachian Trail.

If you have any questions, or want to help sponsor this event, please contact Jim Chambers at (423) 440-2518.

***NOTE from Roan Mountain State Park: Due to damage sustained during a flood event on the Doe River, there are two trail bridges in the park that are no longer available. The bridge connecting the wetland boardwalk trail to Picnic Shelter 2 is gone, as is the bridge connecting the Group Camp area to the Riverside Trail. Walking access along the western bank of the Doe River is still available via the Riverside Trail access point from Picnic Shelter 2 or via the Fred Behrend Trail access behind the Camp Store in the Campground. Thank you for your patience as we work to replace these bridges.