Social Events

Friday Night Kick-off Party - Standard Pizza Co.

Join us for complimentary pizza at Standard Pizza Co. on Biltmore Avenue. It's a great time to meet people and network over games of ping-pong, foosball, and more!

Friday, August 12, 2016, 6:30pm
Standard Pizza Co.- Biltmore
755 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC

Saturday After Party

Time/Location: TBD

Sunday Activity - Catawba Falls Hike

Come join your new Drupal friends on a guided hike to Catabawa Falls. This awesome 3-mile out-and-back hiking adventure features old dams, creek crossings, newly built footbridges, and waterfalls. Detailed description, photos, and historical info

How hard is this hike?

Super easy! This is a beautiful, gently sloped trail that is very accessible, and perfect for kids and family! The major water crossings have bridges, and you won't need waterproof boots to traverse the minor creeks that flow across a couple spots on the trail.

For the hard-core seasoned hiking vets, there is another waterfall further up the river, but that trail is extremely technical and can be very dangerous. Our guide is open to leading a group of us to the 2nd waterfall, but only upon request.

Who's going?

Only the coolest, most adventurous, radical-est attendees of DCAVL 2017 and their friends and family!

How do I get there?

We will meet at The Dripolator in Black Mountain between 10 - 10:30 am to get caffeinated and convoy over to the trailhead.

The Dripolator's address is: 221 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711
-- Dripolator Google Maps

If you don't want coffee, wake up late, or would prefer to go directly to the trailhead and meet us there at 11am.

The Trailhead's address is: 3074 Catawba River Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762
-- Trailhead Google Maps

Here are some alternative directions in case the interwebs fail you.

  • Head East on I-40 to Exit 73 for Old Fort.
  • Immediately after exiting the interstate, hang a hard right onto Catabwa River Road.
  • It is a 2-lane road that ends at the parking area for the hike, so drive until you can't drive anymore.

Link to GPS Map of the trail

What should I bring?

A great attitude, a Drupal shirt (if you have one) for a photo, a camera, some water and any snacks or lunch you want to eat. If you want to go swimming, bring a swimming suit and a towel! Our guide has offered to carry everyone's water, Drupal shirts, and snacks, so you don't even need a backpack if you don't want one!

A quick note for pet owners: This is a pet-friendly area, but local laws require your pet be on a leash. This hike can get busy sometimes, so keep that in mind when considering bringing your animals!

another catawba trails waterfall photo

Hiking Details Summary

Between 10-10:30 am


221 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
11:00 am


3074 Catawba River Rd
Old Fort, NC 28762
catawba trails bridge photo

catawba trails waterfall photo