Every species is a genius. 

At Snakeroot Ecotours, we seek the genius of each species and trace the relationships that make the Appalachian forest.

On our guided tours we invite you into astoundingly diverse habitats and reveal the mysteries of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Join

"the ideal outdoor

guide for the

Southern Appalachians"

for an off-the-beaten-path

adventure into the

Black Mountains.

Hidden

Creek

Old

Growth

In addition, we offer custom full-day outings, overnights, nature retreats, and seasonal nature walks.

In spring we search out the best wildflower coves and conduct rare firefly tours. During the summer and fall, we hunt for rare orchids, spectacular mushrooms, and search for foxfire at night. Email for more details.

Fringed Orchid, Platanthera ciliaris

Orange Fringed Orchid

Platanthera ciliaris

Orchid Walks

May-August

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), seen on a Spring Ephemeral naturalist walk

Dutchman's Breeches

Dicentra cucullaria

Spring Ephemeral Walks

April-May

Yellow patches

Amanita flavoconia

Fantastic Fungi

July-Sept