Ginseng only grows in certain places in the woods. You can't just find it anywhere. The further out into the woods you go the better luck you'll have. Ginseng grows on the North side of the hill. If you do locate it on one side of the hill it won't be on the other side. You should print out a picture of what it looks like with and without berries. The plant is usually only about 4" tall so you'll have to have good eye sight to find the plant. Check with your local laws on the season it's legal to ginseng hunt. Happy Hunting!