Chapel Hill: NC Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Nature Trails Discovery Hike

Event Date: 
Sun, Feb 23 1:00

Join us on Sunday 2/23/2014 at 1PM for an easy 1 ½ mile educational hike at the NC Botanical Gardens located on Mason Farm Road just off the 15-501 bypass near the UNC campus.

Behind the Education Center is an 88-acre area known as the Piedmont Nature Trails. Opened to the public in 1966, the trails provide over two miles of hiking through a typical central North Carolina forest. We’ll see a variety of flora and learn about the impact of nearby development on natural areas. Trails are well-groomed with no steep elevation changes.  Afterwards, we will visit the Educational Center and adjacent Exposition Gardens, both open until 5PM (free admission).

For more information about the trails and gardens, see:

Group size is limited to 12 participants ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sorry, no pets.

You do not need to be a member of the Sierra Club to attend. All participants on Sierra Club outings will need to sign a standard liability waiver. You can find a copy of the liability waiver here:

Advance registration is required by RSVPing on the Meetup event

or by emailing Brian Boehlecke at

Meet at the covered walkway behind the Education Center. In case of severely inclement weather a go-no go decision email will be sent to registrants by 8PM on 2/22.