Cat Gap Wildflower Hike

Trout Lilies by Simon Thompson

Pisgah Forest, NC

April 26, 2023

Yellow Trillium by Simon Thompson

Register by clicking the ‘book now’ button above, or by contacting the Ventures office. We accept credit cards for an additional fee (2.9% for MC, Visa, Discover; 3.9% for AmEx), but you may also pay by bank transfer, cash, check, or money order. This Venture is limited to 10 participants.

    Guide/Leader: Jennie Burke

Time: 9 am – 1 pm Departure: We will meet in the parking lot at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education (permanently closed) and Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest. Detailed driving directions will be provided. Price: $60


An easy-moderate hike along the Davidson River, approximately 1-2 miles. The terrain should be fairly flat, but could be muddy. Hiking boots or other sturdy, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Join Jennie for a beginner’s wildflower hike at Lower Cat Gap in Pisgah National Forest. After a brief introduction to I-Naturalist (for those interested), we will take a walk along the Davidson River and discover some spring forest wildflowers and ferns. We’ll likely also enjoy lots of birds and birdsong along the way. This is a great spot for Dwarf Crested Iris, Foamflower, Showy Orchis Jack-in-the Pulpit and several species of violet and trillium.

If time and interest allow we could drive to some other areas for more wildflowers or do a little extra hiking.