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2016 Annual Wildflower Walks

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2016 Annual Wildflower Walks

Free and Open to the public.

You are invited to join a park ranger for a guided wildflower walk in Grandfather Mountain State Park this spring.  There is a walk for everyone – some are more challenging but some do not venture far from the parking lot.  Grandfather Mountain’s forest floor produces an amazing variety of wildflowers, which change from week to week, so join us throughout the season to experience the changes! Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring a jacket, water and snacks. All ages welcome: participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, please. 

We will hike about three miles round trip.  The trail is easy but rocky and can be muddy. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear, bring water and be prepared to be outside. 

Scheduled Wildflower Walks:

  • Friday, April 1, 5:00pm
  • Friday, April 8, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, April 10, 4:00pm
  • Friday, April 15, 1:00pm
  • Sunday, April 24, 4:00pm
  • Friday, April 29, 4:00pm
  • Saturday, April 30, 1:00pm
  • Sunday, May 1, 9:00am
  • Saturday, May 7, 1:00pm
  • Friday, May 13, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, May 15, Time TBA
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 21, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 22, 9:00am
  • Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, June 12, 1:00pm
Date of Event: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358)

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646