Tour time: Meet your guide at 9:00 am, guests bring their lunches to eat around 12:00, and we return to Asheville around 3:30 pm.
Meeting location: Meet your guide Scott in the Weaverville Ingles parking lot located at 140 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 28787. Scott will be beside his red Toyota Matrix, to the far left of the parking lot if you are facing the grocery store.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate walk. Expect uneven terrain.
Required footwear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots, rubber outsoles (recommended)
Recommended clothing: Rainwear (either rain jacket or poncho); multiple layers (for chilly mornings and higher elevation destinations)
Recommended personal items: Water, food, bag (to protect items, such as small electronics, from rain), Ziploc bag (to dispose of any potential litter items, such as food wrappers), cloth face covering (for restrooms stops)
What’s provided: Hiking poles, poncho in case of light rain, and a great time!
Rain policy: Our early morning departure helps us avoid the afternoon rains. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, full refunds are provided.
Gratuity: Gratuity is not included and 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! This event is limited to 12 guests
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: https://www.ashevillehikingtours.com/meet-your-guides/