Pink Beds Hike

Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA

VB
189 reviews
Apr 29, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Pink Beds Hike
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA

189 reviews

$NaN
Apr 29, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

A moderate birding hike around the Pink Beds Loop, approximately 3-4 miles.  Weather at the higher elevations can be unpredictable – rain gear and a light jacket are recommended.


In the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway, high in the Pisgah National Forest of Transylvania County, NC, lies a scenic enclave known as the “Pink Beds”. Exactly what the name signifies is not clear, but probably refers to the color of blooming flowers, laurel and rhododendron, in the spring.

There are trails, a creek, picnic area and an abundance of birds and wildflowers. After birding around the Picnic Area we’ll hike the short loop (approximately 3.5 miles) which includes a boardwalk through a unique wetland. Breeding warblers are a strong drawer for birdwatchers in this area, and we hope to see Blackburnian, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Ovenbird, and Louisiana Waterthrush.

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

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Ventures Birding Tours
189 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

Ventures birding is the real deal. We scheduled a half-day local trip near Asheville while friends were visiting from New York. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. His ability to identify nearly every bird by even a brief snippet of song made spotting them really quick. Besides that, he’s a nice guy, easy to talk to, and fun to spend time with. Ventures Birding has our enthusiastic recommendations, and we look forward to more time with them!
By Rick M for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 01 Jul, 2022
Fantastic! Great guides. Absolutely no complaints! Susan P.
By Susan P for Iceland 2022 on 09 Jun, 2022
This was a magnificent trip! Great leaders who were knowledgeable about the area as well as the birds. They were respectful of the country, people and environs of Iceland which made the trip especially enjoyable. At the end of the 8 days on Iceland, we felt we had seen highlights of the country having circumnavigated the whole island on Highway 1. It was lovely and perfect. Both guides were excellent drivers and I never felt insecure along the challenging roads. Had all 9 of us been in the 9 passenger van, it would have been uncomfortable and unpleasant. Since one of the group rented an additional vehicle, that major issue was alleviated. We were all grateful for that extra vehicle! Iceland was awesome. The food was great. Accommodations were excellent. Guides were the best.
By Judith W for Iceland 2022 on 07 Jun, 2022
Simon took six of us into a lovely ascent through multiple habitats and many bird species. It must have been challenging as our group ranged from rank beginner to expert, yet we all interacted comfortably with our guide. Nice job by ventures and a great day! One highlight was our best ever looks at a singing Swainsons Warbler on territory.
By Doug N for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 03 Jun, 2022
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It was a great day.Guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant, gave great tips. I learned a lot. Thanks
By sharon w for Beginning Birding Workshop Henderson on 31 May, 2022
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