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Llama Hike Experience

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021

One event on December 24, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on February 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on April 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on April 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas’ interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails.

Each family/ group gets 1 to 3 lovable llamas to share and there’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain.

Cost: $30-40 per person (Price depends on how many people are in your group so the more, the merrier! Cost is per person, not per llama.
Availability: Reservations required.
Duration: The total experience lasts about an hour and a half
Ages: We welcome all ages on our llama hikes and children 5 and under are free. When you make your reservation, please let us know if you have anyone under that age in the notes section.
Led by: Mark English aka “The Llama Dude”

*If these dates and times do not work for you, private llama hikes scheduled upon request – bring your group or family out to Earthshine Lodge and hang out with a llama. If you have a larger group, call to schedule a picnic with the llamas and have them pack in your lunch. The llamas love hosting birthday parties too!


February 26
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Earthshine Lodge
1600 Golden Road
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 United States
(828) 862-4207


Earthshine Lodge