June 2019 Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Events

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

(336) 246-9653

Geology Hike

Metamorphic formations and intrusive quartz are just the beginning of the trail. We will also look for the connections that exist between the soil, rocks, and plants. Join us on this Appalachian Mountain hike. Wear appropriate shoes or boots. 922

Date of Event: Sat, 06/08/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Meet at Picnic Area

Mountain Nature Hike

Enjoy a breathtaking hike up on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes and water.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/08/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Mountain Nature Hike

Meet a ranger for a summer hike up-on the mountain. Explore forest habitats and view the natural wonders of Mt. Jefferson. We will be walking for approximately one mile. Bring sturdy shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/15/2019 – 5:00pm
Start Location: Picnic area

Year of the Snake Program

Come out and learn about the animal of the year; the snake! We will discuss and learn about the different amazing species of snakes found in Western North Carolina and around Mount Jefferson.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/16/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Summer Solstice Night Hike

Meet the park ranger for a 1.1-mile round-trip night hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock during the Summer Solstice. We will seek out amazing views, observe stars, as well as the shimmering lights from town 1,600 feet below. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous, as Appalachian night hikes can be challenging. Children over the age of seven are welcome, but must be closely supervised. For questions or further information, please call (336) 246-9653

Date of Event: Fri, 06/21/2019 – 8:30pm
Start Location: Sunset Overlook (1st overlook)

Painting in the Park

Take advantage of the scenery and come up to relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This is a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/22/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Mount Jefferson History and Folklore Program

Join us for a discussion and story-telling of Mount Jefferson’s history and folklore while enjoying the beautiful mountain views offered from Jefferson Overlook.

Date of Event: Sun, 06/23/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Jefferson Overlook (3rd overlook)

Trail Work-Day

Come meet a ranger and help work on some of Mt. Jefferson’s beautiful trails. Spend a few hours working with our staff on the maintenance of the trails and learn about the process of trail work. Bring gloves, no prior experience necessary.

Date of Event: Sat, 06/29/2019 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location: Park Office