2018 Wildflower Walks on Shenandoah Mountain

Thanks to all participants for another great day of Wildflower Walks! 

Find photos on the Friends of Shenandoah Mountain’s facebook page 2018 Wildflower Walks photo album, and Elaine Smith’s flickr album: Hone Quarry 4/28/2018

Wrap-up notes are HERE. 2019 Wildflower Walks on Shenandoah Mountain will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019!



Wildflower Walks
on Shenandoah Mountain
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Please join the Headwaters Master Naturalists for our annual rediscovery of the springtime beauty in the forests of our backyard mountain.

After a long winter, what better way to celebrate warmer days than to hit the trails in search of spring wild flowers. And really there is no better place to start your search than the trails of Shenandoah Mountain. Have you ever seen the fringe on the fringed polygala? Smelled the foul flower of wild ginger? Admired the slim stalks and blue beauty of the bluets? These are just a few of the wildflowers you might encounter on the naturalist-led walks hosted by the Headwaters Chapter of the Master Naturalists.

Come out and see the spring wildflowers on Shenandoah Mountain in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests!

  • Join one of three groups that will be accompanied by members of the Headwaters Master Naturalists for a walk in the forest. We will have the support of wildflower experts familiar with the trails and flowers.
  • Find and photograph the many different species of wildflowers.
  • Admire the flowers in place leaving them for others to enjoy and to fulfill their spot in the mountain ecosystem.
  • Upload photographs to our web album after the hike. See photo sharing options here.
  • Free! All welcome! Sign up required.

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To Participate:

  • Sign up by time and place through our Eventbrite site.
  • There will be three options of places to visit starting at either 9:30 am or 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28.
  • You will receive an email with the meeting place and directions after you sign up.
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Wear walking shoes and bring water and your camera!

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Walks on Saturday, April 28, 2018:

North River Gorge Trail: 9:30 am – 12 pm, 2 miles
Hone Quarry Area: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, 4 miles
Todd Lake Vicinity: 1 pm – 3:30 pm, 1 mile

More about each of these walks on the Eventbrite site registration page.

Approximate trailhead locations are pictured below. Click on the image for a Google map.



2016 Wildflower Walk participants at Braley Pond. Photo by Carl Droms.

Top photo is of Birds-foot violet by Eric Jones from Wildflower Walks 2016