As part of precautionary efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, the Arboretum’s guided trail walks have been cancelled through the end of April. Please consider joining us one Saturday between May and October! We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hit the trails and learn more about the Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest! This free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion may include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history, and the cultural and land use history of The North Carolina Arboretum.
Held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., April through October, walks are held rain or shine and participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Walks last 1.5- 2.5 hours and are approximately one to two miles in length (depending on the interest of the group). Due to length and content, this program is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
The program begins in the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are FREE, however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Regular parking fees apply. Arboretum Society Members always park free.
Due to size limitations of the tours, groups of 10 or more are required to book a private guided trail tour.