Join a Guided Trail Walk!

Each Saturday and Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., April through November,  trained volunteer guides lead small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and the cultural and land use history of The North Carolina Arboretum, which is located in Asheville, NC. Guides may include such areas as the National Native Azalea Collection.

Programs are held rain or shine so walk participants should dress for the weather. Individuals should also wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Walks last between one and two hours, depending upon the interest of the group, and are approximately one to two miles in length. Due to length and content, this program is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

Walks begin in the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required for groups of five or more.

Walks are FREE but donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Please note that regular parking fees apply for those who are not Arboretum Society Members.

To sign up contact: or call (828) 665-2492 x 219.