Franklin County Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Louisburg, NC and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until August.
Always a great spot to come to in the spring and fall!
Easy and enjoyable.
Wonderful trail to take after a lot of rain to see the waterfalls. Kid friendly.
-Also known as De Hart Botanical Gardens: 500 hundred flora and fauna, including twenty-three species of mint, and nine different crane fly orchids.
This is a beautiful 83 acre diamond in the rough. It has an open pond with lots of turtles, open grass areas for picnics, a bamboo garden for children, beautiful creek and amazing trees and flowers!!
It has 2 main trails. One goes to a waterfall which was flowing in September of 2012, the other leads to the pond and a wooded trail full of orchids during the right time of year.
The trails are easy and the terrain is varied for flat to rocky bluffs. Great 1/2 day trip.
This park is privately owned but free to the public providing you sign in at the gazebo by the parking area. There are two separate loop trails, each just under 2 miles. We followed the Waterfall Trail, and it is an easy walk through the woods and there is a small waterfall at the 1/2 way point (i'm sure it would be a bigger fall if not for the current drought). My kids (under 10) had no problem with the trail except for one very short area that was slightly steep and slippery from the leaves. We did not yet go on the Lake trail, but from the map that one looks like it might have more for the kids to look at. We will definitely go back soon to try the other trail.