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Bear Paw Wildflower Hike

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Contact the park




Park office

9872 N.C. 105 S.
Suite 6
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1549, -81.7872


Profile Trail parking area

4198 N.C. 105 N.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1197, -81.8350


Mailing address

P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646

Other accesses

Boone Fork parking area

Mile marker: 299.9
Blue Ridge Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

GPS: 36.1200, -81.7813
(managed by NPS)


Asutsi Trail parking area

Blowing Rock Highway
(U.S. 221)
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

GPS: 36.1163, -81.7773
(managed by NPS)


Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646

GPS: 36.0851, -81.8462
(fee charged)



  • To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis. However, they may close due to weather conditions.
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 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.
  • Closed Christmas Day




Bear Paw Wildflower Hike

All hikes will be slow paced on natural surface trails, cover less than three miles and last two to three hours.  All participants must wear masks or face coverings, come wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions and please leave pets at home.  This is appropriate for all ages, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Please RSVP for hikes by phone 828-963-9522 or at  Participation is limited.

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Start Location: 
Bear Paw State Natural Area at the end of Dutch Creek Road; go to 3511 Dutch Creek Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 then continue to the dead end to the small gravel parking area

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
Slow paced on natural surface trails, cover less than three miles and last two to three hours.

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00am