Upcoming Hike
Pink Beds in
Pisgah National Forest

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Join Catherine and Joey Popp on Tuesday, June 15, for a Holy Hike at Pink Beds in the Pisgah National Forest. The five-mile loop hike is ideal for beginner and moderate hikers as there is little elevation change. As we start, a short distance away are wooden walkways across swampy ponds, with a resemblance to the low country rather than the higher mountains. The sights are wonderful, and there is plenty of shade in the forest that could be ideal on a warm day. Pink Beds is named for the twisting rhododendron and mountain laurel. Hopefully, we will visit during the time when the beautiful blooms are at their peak. Nearby is the Cradle of Forestry Discovery Center in case you want to take in a visit afterwards.

The hike will begin at 10 a.m. Along the way, we will stop for Fr. Josh to lead us in Morning Prayer. Please pack a snack. Parking is free and available just beyond the Cradle of Forestry on US 276. Turn right into the Pink Beds parking lot and we'll gather there.

For directions from St. John (47 minutes away - 31 miles) go to bit.ly/pinkbedsnc. The destination is the Cradle of Forestry; the Pink Beds parking lot is just north. To sign up or for more information, contact us at holyhikes@stjohnflatrock.org.