The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.



Jerdon Mountain Challenge

All Day
Mountain Gateway Museum

Warmup to the ORAMM or just come out and ride a 30 mile course that doesn't have you riding in circles! This is backcountry racing at its finest with a shorter course and all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. The race runs the same course as the ever popular Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell but ends before the famed climb up Curtis Creek Road to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The race still tackles 3,000' of climbing over 24 miles and some ORAMM highlights like Old Highway 70, Kitsuma, Star Gap and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party complete with pasta/salad feast, New Belgium Beer and Shannon Ridge Wine on the picturesque Mountain Gateway Museum grounds.   For more information, call Blue Ridge Adventures at 828-606-5107 or visit

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