Guided Uwharrie Naturalist Walk with David Craft & Nell Allen (Registration is Full)
Join us in the Uwharries for an Ephemeral Walk.
We’ll begin on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at Walkers Creek Trailhead
Plenty of parking, no facilities here
It is an easy/moderate one-mile trail walk to Walkers Creek.
We will hike a mile of the northern section of the Uwharrie Trail over King Mountain, Little Long Mountain, Poison Fork Creek to Jumpin’ Off Rock Trailhead.
It features a stone waterwall (short distance off trail) and has one easy creek crossing. Wear hiking shoes and bring a walking stick if needed. The trail passes through recovering hardwoods cut over 50 years ago, pine plantation, and a nice laurel forest at the turn around.
We’ll return the same way, then head over to nearby Strieby Wood Nature Preserve for lunch and a bathroom break.
You can continue the walk there at your leisure.
We’ll have guides to help us with plant identification. Nell Allen, retired botanist from the NC Zoo, will be joining us as well! Learn more about Nell Allen
Wildflower viewing: During the spring, mid-March to early May, the greatest profusion of wildflowers is present in the area. Some examples of Wildflower we may see below.
This walk is free and open to Members and Guests, registration is limited to 25.
Full (waitlist available) – updated 1/31/23