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Area Hikes and Bike Rides


sponsors group hikes and bike rides throughout the year. These events are free and open to all. Email announcements of upcoming events are sent out via Constant Contact Email. If you would like to be included on our list of persons interested in upcoming events, please send your Email address and contact information to This information will not be shared with any other organization. If inclement weather at the time of the planned event, the event will be canceled or postponed.

Questions? Need directions? Contact Jim Rich 336-625-2993 or

Area Walking Group

Anyone interested in joining a morning walking group in Asheboro, please contact Susan Short. This group walks from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for three miles. They meet at the Downtown Asheboro Farmer’s Market on multiple mornings each week. During inclement weather, they walk at Randolph Mall for the same time and distance, meeting at Chick-Fil-A. There is no cost to participate. Please contact Susan Short at 336-328-5971 for details.




January 9 – Hike from Mundo Vista at Camp Caraway to Slip Rock Mountain.
February 13 – Hike to Walker’s Creek from Walker’s Creek TH.
March 13 – Hike at Mt Shepherd along the Perimeter Trail.
April 10 -
Earth Day – Hike at NC Zoo on Purgatory and Moonshine Run Trails.
May 15 – Hike to Russell Gold Mine, Uwharrie National Forest. 
June 12 –
National Trail Day – Hike on the Deep River/Franklinville Rail Trail and Faith Rock.
July 17 – Hike at Zimmerman Vineyard.
August 14 –
Hike to Cooper Mtn Cemetery from Robbins Branch TH. 
September 11 –
Hike to Cooler’s Knob, highest point in the Birkhead Wilderness and Colonel Balfour Grave Site from Tot Hill Farm TH.

October - Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Events -Walks on Saturdays and Hikes on Sundays

November - Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Events – Walks on Nov 5 and 12 and hike on Nov 6.
December - No hikes planned.


All Sunday Hikes 

  • Location: Asheboro, NC. Meet at the Downtown Farmer’s Market at 1:30 pm to car pool to the site of the hike or meet at the site at 2 pm. 
  • Info: Contact Jim Rich at  336-625-2993 or

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