The ARC Hiking Club is more than a hiking group; it is an opportunity to nourish and improve mental, emotional, and relational health. Facilitated by a licensed professional counselor, therapeutic hikes incorporate ecotherapy activities that enhance self-awareness, foster relationship building between participants, and highlight our innate connection to the earth. A typical hike will include intention-setting, approximately two-three hours of hiking, activities to increase connection to the natural world, and a time for sharing between group members.

Hikes are held rain or shine in the greater Asheville, NC area and are only canceled under extreme weather conditions. You can sign up to receive emails about upcoming hikes by sharing your email address with us below, or go ahead and register for one today!

When: Generally one Sunday per month in the warmer months at 10am, but occasionally hikes are held during the week. Hikes are typically two hours, but may last longer depending upon the destination and the group. Pre-registration is required (see above).

Where: Different trailheads in Western NC. Sign up to receive notifications of the next hiking club destination. 

Cost: Donation based. Recommended amount of $15 

What to bring: A small day pack with 2 full water bottles, snacks, and non-cotton layers appropriate for the weather forecast. More suggestions may be made depending upon the hiking location.


To be announced soon!