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  • Saturday, June 11, 2022

Wildflower Walk in the Roan Mountain Highlands – Suggested donation of $15/person

Roan Highlands stroll with wildflower guru Scott Dean

Quick Details

Logistics: Guests drive a personal vehicle to the meeting location and have the option to carpool once meeting. Guests bring own water and lunch. Reservation required.

About your Guide: Scott has over 25 years guiding wildflower hikes in Western North Carolina. He founded and developed the original Master Naturalist program in Asheville, now based out of the North Carolina Arboretum. Scott’s stories and folklore about our flora are wildly entertaining and educational. For Scott’s full bio and photo, visit here:

Tour time: Meet your guide at 9:00 am, guests bring their lunches to eat around 12:00, and we return to Asheville around 3:00 pm.

Price: Your suggested $15 donation goes straight to your expert wildflower guide. Please consider donating to keep this series sustainable.

Meeting location: Meet your guide Scott in the Weaverville Ingles parking lot located at 140 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 28787. If you are FACING Ingles, we meet on the LEFT side of the parking lot. Look for Scott next to his red car.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate walk with inclines and uneven terrain.

Required footwear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots

Recommended clothing: Wear multiple layers, including a jacket, as temperatures drop at higher elevations. Bring raingear as needed.

Recommended personal items: Water and lunch.

Rain policy: Our morning departure helps us avoid the afternoon rains. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, full refunds are provided.

Gratuity: Never required but always appreciated!


Wildflower Walk in the Roan Mountain Highlands

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with wildflower expert Scott Dean and soak in the panoramic views of Roan Mountain Highlands. This protected area is a real treat in late spring! Expect flame azaleas and Catawba rhododendron in bloom, and hopefully Gray’s lily! For your guide Scott Dean’s full bio, visit here: