Guided adventures that explore the natural wonders of our region!
Each year, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust offers several guided hikes for members. Learn about natural history, unique ecosystems, and the abundance of botanical and wildlife found on the Highlands and Cashiers Plateau.
Brushy Face to Satulah Hike
Tuesday, May 17th, 10:00am - 3:00pm
photo by Kevin FitzPatrick
Description: Join Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (HCLT) for a guided hike along a trail that connects two of our conserved properties from Brushy Face Preserve to our oldest conserved property at Satulah Mountain Preserve. The hike starts off on our Brushy Face trail, which meanders through an old growth forest with soft flowing headwater streams and large white pines. We will break off from that trail and continue our route across HWY 28 to follow Old Walhalla Rd through the Satulah Mountain Historic District. As we walk up the mountain, we will come upon Satulah Mountain Preserve where will walk through a ridge-top old growth forest to the rocky summit where we will enjoy the view and have a picnic lunch (provided by HCLT)!
Distance: 5.8 miles round trip
Difficulty level: This hike is considered strenuous due to the distance and elevation gained. It will include trail and road walking on steep terrain, with some uneven terrain. There is one minor stream crossing.
Registration is required for this hike. The cost is $50/person for HCLT members. If you are not already a member, not to worry, simply join or renew at any level! Lunch is provided!