Haywood County's Recreation and Parks is bringing back its monthly hikes starting with a guided hike to Waterrock Knob on Wednesday, March 17.

Below is the hike schedule:

March 17: MST to Waterrock Knob at Soco Gap, 8 a.m., HARD

  • Distance: 9.2 miles
  • Elevation: 4047-4993'
  • Elevation Gain: 997'
  • Guides: Greg Shuping & Kevin FitzGerald

March 24: Little East Fork 9:30 am, Moderate

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Elevation: 4047-4993'
  • Elevation Gain: 997'
  • Guides: Kathy Odvody and Steve Szczepanski

March 28: AT Trail to the Davenport Shelter, 1 p.m., Moderate

  • Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation:1540' - 2600'
  • Elevation Gain: 1060'
  • Guides: Lisa Cook & Kathy Odvody

March 31: Sheepback Knob to Hemphill Bald, 9 a.m. Moderate

  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Elevation: 5210' to 5514'
  • Elevation Gain: 344'
  • Guides: Jamie & Ruffin Shackelford

Hikes are $10 per hike, paid at registration

If any prospective participants have had lower body or back surgery in the past 6 months, Haywood County Recreation strongly recommends they do not participate.

To register, call Haywood County Recreation & Parks at 828-452-6789