Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Four Oaks, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 31 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

road biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Howell Woods is located in Four Oaks, NC and is owned by Johnston Community College. The trails are great for hiking and bird watching and normally take 1-3 hours or more. There are many short trails that can be combined to make a nice loop. This is a fine place to take children as all of the trails are well marked and flat. There are lots of birds for bird watchers and several viewing platforms for watching the birds. It is not a good place for someone looking for a challenge, but it is a nice relaxing place to spend an afternoon. The visitor center has a small garden with native plants and a small area with injured hawks and owls.

hiking
1 month ago

First, the snakes and birds in the Learning Center were awesome! The best reason to go back. But we originally went to this trail because we hoped it wouldn't be closed post-hurricane. Some of the trails were closed without any posting and no guidance from the office staff. Not really sure if there was much to see, but can't really say either.

7 months ago

Several large, dirt paths with smaller tails that branch off. Good for an easy hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Not bad for the kids.

hiking
9 months ago

Planning to try this soon.

hiking
1 year ago

Well planned trails for a good learning environment. Great hike with the kids.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice relaxing walk

hiking
1 year ago

Very nice and well maintained.

hiking
6 years ago

easy trail with multiple habitats. multiple trails at Howell Woods, some more rugged than others. Watch out for wild pigs further back in.