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Hikes in Town

Highlands Plateau Greenway

multiple trails | easy

The Highlands Plateau Greenway is a non-profit organization

whose mission is to develop a system of walking and hiking trails

that protect and connect the natural settings and historic sites

of the Highlands, NC area. It is intended to be a locally owned

and managed trail system for walkers and hikers of existing

and planned paths along a continuous, safe, green route, easily

identified through signage, maps, and user guides designed to

promote the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the natural

and historical environment as well as quality of life on the

Highlands plateau.

During the first half of 2015, volunteers contributed 234 hours

of their time and effort, turning the Sled Run from Oak Street to

Mill Creek into a beautiful and well-constructed entrance to the

Greenway trail. They filled the water-laden marshes of the old

Sled Run with surge stone and gravel for essential support and

transplanted native shrubs, ferns, and mosses to adorn the rock-

lined edges of the new trail. A pavilion was moved from Kelsey-

Hutchinson Founders Park to mark the gateway to the trail

system on Oak Street, between 200 Main and North 1st Street.

Get your Greenway Trail Map online, at the Old Edwards Inn and

Spa front desk, or just hop on the trail from locations all over

town and follow the signs.

Unique and

Mountain Chic

Acorns Boutique

Fashions, Jewelry, Gifts

465 Main Street

828-787-1877

Acorns on Church

Furnishings, Home Décor

212 South 4th Street

828-787-2640