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Hikes to the Great Channels

August 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2016


August 4, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hayters Gap Community Center
7720 Hayters Gap Road
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Event Dates:
Thursday, August 4, 2016 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 9:00am to 4:00pm


Explore one of the most distinctive and beautiful hikes in Virginia! The Great Channels is a unique geologic formation composed of a network of deep sandstone crevices at the top of Clinch Mountain. On the hike, participants will also see high-elevations forest communities and learn about the geology and ecology of the area. Participants should be prepared for a moderately-strenuous, 6-mile roundtrip hike.

Hikers should wear study hiking boots and bring lunch, plenty of water and possibly rain gear.

Hikes are limited to 20 people each, and reservations are required. UPDATE: Both Hikes are full. If you did not make a reservation, we are very sorry, but you will need to check back next year for this event. Thank you!

Reservations info:
For the hike on Thursday, August 4 call 276-236-2322 or email zachary.olinger@dof.virginia.gov by Monday, August 1.

For the hike on Saturday, August 6 call 276-676-5673 or email claiborne.woodall@dcr.virginia.gov by Thursday, August 4.

The group will meet at Hayters Gap Community Center.