Events

SAFC is a friend of Earth Fare for the month of July. 

The Westgate Earth Fare will donate $ .10 for every bag you re-use in July. 

It’s easy – just go to the Westgate Earthfare with your own bags and shop!

The Westgate Earth Fare is located at 66 Westgate Parkway in Asheville.

To learn more click here.


Spring Hikes with SAFC

Get out and enjoy spring in your National Forests. 

Call Nicole @ 828.252.9223 or email her @ safc@safc.org (please put “hikes” in the subject line) to register for hikes and to get directions.

Saturday, May 5, 10:30 – 3:30

Location – Raccoon Branch Roadless Area, Jefferson National Forest, VA

Length – 4 miles with stops

Difficulty – Moderate

Leader – Mark Miller – SAFC VA Field Organizer

Meeting Place – Trailhead (call for directions)

Group limit – 15 people

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 – 4:00

Location – Chattooga River, Sumter National Forest, SC

Length – 8 miles with stops

Difficulty – Moderate – Strenuous

Leader – John Ray

Meeting Place – Cherry Hill Campground Parking (call for directions)

Group Limit – 15 people

Saturday, June 2, 10:00 – 5:00

Location – Big Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Old Growth Hike

Length – 8 miles with stops

Difficulty – Strenuous

Leader – Josh Kelly – SAFC Old Growth Field Coordinator

Meeting Place – Big Creek Campground Parking Area (call for directions)

Group Limit – 15 people

Saturday, June 9

Location – St. Mary’s Falls, George Washington NF, VA

Length – 5.5 miles with stops

Leader – Mark Miller – SAFC VA Field Organizer

Group Limit – 10 people