Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:





Price Range

$500 - $700

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #17288RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discussion Board

Before we can post your comment, you must be logged in to your Road Scholar Account

Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Technology is on top of it...I updated my profile and my name was automatically added to my posts below...cool!

Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 09:51 PM

Oops...guess my profile info isn't up to par...I'm Lynette!

Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 09:49 PM

I am driving from Ann Arbor, MI for the October 25-30 hiking trip. Anyone on that trip from MI? Hi Edie...I see you'll be on the same hiking trip.
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 09:55 PM

I was born and raised in Toledo, so I know Ann Arbor well.
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 09:56 PM

Yes, I'm on the Oct 25 trip. Went hiking today. Want to make sure I can keep up with everyone.
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:06 PM

Oh my gosh! It's a small world! I'm actually in Saline, which is the next town south of Ann Arbor. Have you heard of that? Are you still living in Toledo?
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 10:08 PM

I live in Atlanta.
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Lucky you living in a warmer climate! I hope to live in NC someday. My grandmother lived south of Asheville, so I fell in love with the mountains. I am looking forward to returning to NC for the hiking trip, and to meeting you and the others. It should be a lot of fun!
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 10:16 PM

I lived in chimney rock/lake lure which is south of Asheville. Lived there for ten years. That is where I began hiking. When are you getting to Hayesville?
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:26 PM

I don't have a specific time in mind...thought I'd leave MI on Saturday, but that's flexible too. I'd love to hang out in Asheville for a little while, too. What are your plans?
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 10:38 PM

I'm going to Asheville tomorrow morning. I go all the time, but can't go that weekend. I could meet you early in Hayesville and we can look at potters and glass blowers and local fabulous art works.
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:50 PM

That sounds fine. I've never been to Hayesville. What time and where?
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:51 PM

I could hang out in Asheville the weekend the trips over, too.
Edie Davis Sep 16, 2015 at 10:53 PM

I'll meet you in parking lot of Hinton Retreat Center at 11:00am
Lynette Renner Sep 16, 2015 at 10:57 PM

Sounds good...if anything comes up you can reach me at turtlepond@aol.com or 734.904.2010. Looking forward to meeting you Edie. Good night.

Barbara Hochman Aug 31, 2015 at 09:40 AM

This message is for Ann Marie Rowe:
I would love to ride together from Asheville to trip start point and back. I am having some difficulty with this website not showing your messages. My cell phone is 305-338-7102. Please call me when you are free and we can talk. Thx

Susan Malmstadt Aug 20, 2015 at 07:00 PM

Am coming to program on Oct 11 from Atlanta area...any driving from there? I could meet you if possible.
Barbara Hochman Aug 21, 2015 at 06:53 PM

Susan, I am flying into Asheville so i don't think it would work.

Edie Davis Aug 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Susan, I also signed up for Oct 25-30 hiking trip. They said there are many levels offered each day.
Susan Malmstadt Aug 20, 2015 at 06:58 PM

Thanks. I did sign up for the Oct 11 program.

Barbara Hochman Aug 18, 2015 at 09:30 AM

Forgot to mention I am signed up for Oct 11 through 16 trip.

Barbara Hochman Aug 18, 2015 at 09:27 AM

I am signed up for the October trip. Flying into Asheville and then will drive to hotel. Anyone interested in sharing expenses and driving with me. Will obviously also be driving back to Asheville when trip ends on Friday.
Barbara Hochman Aug 18, 2015 at 09:29 AM

Before we can post your comment, you must activate your profile on the Road Scholar Social Network. What's this?

By checking this box, you agree to the terms and conditions and your Road Scholar Social Network profile will be activated. You can continue posting your comment and fill out your profile later.
By checking this box, you will not be able to post your comment.

Before we can post your comment, you must be logged in to your Road Scholar Account

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2015
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768