Two miles of hiking trails now available at PARI
PARI is a rich biosphere awaiting exploration, and to make that easier we’ve constructed more than two miles of hiking trails.
Emanating from Jo’s Cove, a scenic oasis in the heart of the campus, the trail network tunnels through groves of rhododendron and mountain laurel.
The network includes a switchback trail for novice hikers and a steeper side trail for those wanting exercise. Most are easy to moderate, with a few strenuous sections for the more adventurous. Benches are placed in scenic spots along the way and Jo’s Cove has picnic tables.
The trails are continually being improved with bridges, additional spurs and the reintroduction of local wildflowers. Regardless of the time of year, there’s always something interesting to see.