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Edible, Medicinal, and Toxic Plants of Appalachia

A hiker enjoys the view at Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Edible, Medicinal, and Toxic Plants of Appalachia

The wilds of the Southern Appalachians can be a useful to those knowledgeable in woodcraft and a curse to those who consume a misidentified plant. Join a Ranger for a stroll through the woods and learn some science and folklore behind our botanical bounty. We will not be collecting or consuming plants during this program. Wear close toed shoes and dress for the weather.

All ages welcome; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, please.

Date of Event: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Start Location: 
Profile Parking Area and Facility (4198 N. Highway 105)

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1 Mile Roundtrip, Easy Terrain

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



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.111200, -81.811140


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