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Swannanoa Valley Museum Rim Hike – Rhododendron Rim

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


This is the first hike of the 2018 Swannanoa Rim Hike Series – a sequence of 11 monthly hikes that travel 31 miles across the highest and most historic skyline in Eastern America. This hike passes through property once owned by Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino, best known for his innovative system of self-supporting arches and vaults using interlocking tiles. He retired in Black Mountain and built an eclectic estate called Rhododendron and known locally as the “Spanish Castle.”

Meet: Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Difficulty: Moderate, 4.2 miles
Meet Time: 8:00 AM
Estimated Return Time: 1:30PM
Cost: $30/$50


January 20
8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum
223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center