Laurel Bluff Reedy Fork Loop is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Greensboro, NC and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Wooded hike along wet land area with many chances of seeing local wildlife. The Laurel Bluff/Reedy Fork Loop trail is actually made up of two trails. The proposed trail head located at the Greensboro Water works is the western most trail head for the Laurel Bluff trail. You will follow this trail 3.2 miles to the eastern trail head. Then follow the road to the left (north) crossing the bridge, turn left on Plainfield Road and continue until you reach the eastern trail head for Reedy Fork trail (another .8 miles). From here you have another 3.2 miles to reach the western trail head of Reedy Fork & by following the road to the left over the Lake Brandt spill way, to the original starting point. Laurel Bluff is closed to bikes but Reedy Fork is open to bikes. Both are open to pets on leashes. Be aware that during periods of high rain or water release from the dam, areas of both trails can be flooded. If you are quiet and lucky you will have the chance to see a multitude of wildlife from birds, reptiles, small mammals to even white tail deer.
I did the loop today. 7.44 miles.
This loop was closer to 10 miles than 7 but a great way to spend the morning!
Decent walk. Lots of cyclists. This trail does involve walking on the side of the road, which was a little treacherous with our dog. Nothing special, but a good trail if you're looking for a long walk and some good cardio.
Nice scenic trail for family hike. Meanders through forest along wetland stream to lake. Couple of short hills. Marked well. We did one-way (with extra car), not out & back. Five- & eleven-year-olds handled it just fine. Slow walk without having to worry about bikers. I would do it again, and consider it for a trail run.