CORONA VIRUS ALERT. As the Arc does its share during these challenging times, please know that we are keeping most of our hiking trails open to the public. Preserves that will remain open include: Chalet Nivale, Junction, Fort Hill, and Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve. Chaparral State Nature Preserve is also open. Trails remaining open at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary are: Kamelands, Maude’s Cedar Narrows, Roundtop, Barrett’s Rim, Cedar Run, Listening Trail, Crow Point, and Ridgeview Farm. Temporarily closed are the Appalachian Forest Museum (it was scheduled to open April 1) and the three trails that share the Museum’s parking lot: Etawah Woods, Valley of the Ancients, and Barrier Ridge. Our lodges will be temporarily closed until July 1. Normal refund polices will apply to reservations made after July 1.

Appalachian Forest Museum & Museum Hiking Trails are open daily from April and October, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; free to the public. 

All Other Hiking Trails at the Sanctuary are open sunrise to sunset year-round, weather permitting.  Sorry, dogs are not permitted on Sanctuary trails except at Crow Point Trail.

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