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Lifelong Hike: Ridges Mountain

  • Wednesday, November 08, 2023
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

Ridges Mountain Nature Preserve, located in the Uwharrie Mountain Range just west of Asheboro, is a unique natural area managed by the NC Zoo.  John Lawson wrote about his visits to this area during his journey exploring North and South Carolina over 300 years ago. We will explore that history and the natural history of this interesting mountain.  Dr. Betsy Roznik, Associate Curator of Regional Conservation, NC Zoo, will join us to discuss current efforts to conserve this wonderful natural area.  Our visit will include interesting rock formations and upland pool depressions crucial to winter-breeding amphibians.

Please note: You will be required to enter the following information for each registrant before you can complete your registration: emergency contact, physician contact and health information (allergies, conditions, medications relevant to this field experience). Take a moment to gather this information before beginning your registration.


If the trip is full, please email Missy Chernick to be added to the waitlist.

Registration deadline:  Monday, November 6 at 9:00 AM

For additional information about this trip and other Lifelong Hikes & Adventures, contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.


  • Fee: $15 per participant; $10 per member participant.
  • Requirements: Minimum age 18.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the trip, or if cancellation is made in one of the following ways at least two weeks prior to the trip date: Either in writing via email to Missy Chernick or through the Museum box office (919.707.9950). We cannot issue credits, rain checks, or transfers for these trips.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
  • Activity Level: Easy to moderate.
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November 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$15 per participant; $10 per member participant.


In the Field

Meet at Prairie Ridge, then travel to site by Museum vehicle.