Outdoors group! Fresh Air. Fellowship. Hike with Covenant.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the body and soul.” ~John Muir

Hikes are accessible for all ages and skill levels. Below are dates, locations, what to expect and what to bring. 

RSVP to Lauren Sawyers, our hiking group leader.

Purser-Hulsey Park

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ~John Muir

When: May 2 at 9:00 a.m. (or meet at Covenant at 8 a.m. to carpool)

Where to meet: Purser-Hulsey Park is located at 13201 Phillips Rd., Matthews, NC, 28105. The drive is approximately 30 minutes from uptown. Note: There are no restroom facilities; plan accordingly.

What to expect: The natural surface, gently undulating Painted Rock Trail is a 1.5 mile loop. This trail is heavily shaded and lined with fun, clever painted rock trail markers. Midway through, we’ll tack on an additional half-mile hike through the Enchanted Forest Trail, a beautiful sidetrack through a stretch of tall pines.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water and snacks
  • Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses


Contact Lauren Sawyers (lauren.y.sawyers@gmail.com) with questions or to RSVP.