Leap Year Hike planned Feb. 29 at RM State Park
Published 11:02 am Wednesday, January 31, 2024
2024 is a leap year and what better way to celebrate than to leap into a hike at beautiful Roan Mountain State Park?
Park Ranger Phil Hylen will lead a hike on Thursday, Feb. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. for a 1.5 mile hike along Moonshiner’s Run, Forest Road, and Turkey Trot Trails. This moderate to difficult hike offers gorgeous views of the Doe River, Southern Cove Forests, and ridgetop views of the surrounding foothills of majestic Roan Mountain. All trails are natural surfaces with a steep 30 percent grade climb along the .10-mile stretch of Forest Road Trail.
This hike will meet and end at the Cabins Parking Lot Trailhead for Moonshiner’s Run Trail. Once you enter the cabins area off Highway 143, signs will be posted to direct you to the trailhead. This hike is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to register your spot today!
Optional donations made will be used for the construction of a back country trail and campsites. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and dress for unpredictable winter weather.
The cost of the hike is $10 plus a $10 donation or $20 participant plus a $20 park donation.
Participants must be able to identify and recognize environment risks, including but not limited to loose rock and unstable surfaces, steep and uneven terrain, and potentially hazardous animals and plants.