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Hike Laurel Knob

Laurel Knob. File photo Laurel Knob. File photo

Take a Leap Day hike to Laurel Knob at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in Panthertown Valley. 

Laurel Knob is a 1,200-foot cliff face, the tallest uninterrupted cliff face in the eastern U.S. This difficult hike will cover 5 miles of distance and 973 feet of elevation gain, with an estimated hiking time of six hours. Hikers should bring a day pack with snacks, lunch, 1.5-2 liters of water, a head lamp with fresh batteries, layers of extra clothing, rain gear, a hat and sunglasses.

Open to ages 10 and up. Cost is $7. Offered through the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Sign up at jcprd.recdesk.com.

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