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I had a perfect late fall day for my walk. Leaves were turning brown, air was cold, sun was out. It was just so nice walking around here. This place is kinda popular with the retired crowd. The trail system is kind of like a spiderweb, but you'll find your way back to the parking lot easily enough.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked Bill Craft this morning..still wet and some muddy slick spots. Beaver dam has totally collapsed..no water no beavers. We took side trail to see the horses, pot belly pigs and donkeys.
Great day hiking..this is one of my favorite trails..

So, this isn't the most scenic trail, I know, but you'll see some interesting flora if you look closely enough. Because it is relatively new, you don't have to contend much with roots from erosion. It's a quiet trail, little traveled, with few bikes--which is nice because you aren't having to move out of the way constantly. (I've noticed for some reason that I'M always the one moving.) Beware of ticks, though, if you are hiking in the summer. I've found one twice after hiking this trail.

The changes in elevation on the Laurel Bluff side of the trail are a bit larger than many trails in the area, which is nice. The city finally cut back the kudzu that was overgrowing the trail, just a week before hurricane Michael knocked quite a few large trees across the trail. Would be nice if other hikers abided by the city's leash ordinances.

nice easy stroll.

hiking
2 months ago

Not very challenging but nice trail through the woods.

it was an easy trail. I hiked all three. can't wait for the tower and a loop.

mountain biking
3 months ago

not a trail, just a flat paved side walk type great for walking and commuter bikes. nothing fun for mountain bikes. there a a few real trails off of it however.

hiking
3 months ago

Not much to see here, but sometimes getting into a silent environment cleanses the soul better than searching for wildlife or hunting for selfies in front of a rock face. Docile and quiet, and a good option for trail running - hard packed and flat, with nary a root or stone to send an ankle in the wrong direction. Google Maps initially took us into a neighborhood that backed up to the trail parking lot but was not accessible. Be sure to take Church St. off of 150 down about 2 miles to the Haw River State Park Iron Ore entrance (on the right). Nice parking area with sparse bathrooms.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and flat, but sharing the road with bikes is a necessity. Like most of the GSO watershed trails, it's quiet, calm and accessible.

A most favorite place to be. Walk, run, sit, paint, sketch, photograph, walk the dog.

A short trail with a lot to see. The bicentennial garden area is beautiful and the bog garden always has ducks swimming in the creek. I

trail running
3 months ago

Calling this a loop is a little deceiving. You have to connect the trails together by walking along a busy road with not a great shoulder. A portion of the trail in the beginning is also quite overgrown with kudzu.

on Bill Craft Trail

hiking
4 months ago

My favorite!
Out of parking lot head northeast towards water to see the large beaver lodge. Not on marked trail but there is a path. Lodge is 15 yards from point. Two large dams in this corner of the preserve. Wear long pants to guard against poison ivy and check for ticks after your hike.

Boring trail! 3.7 miles of dirt trail. no water or other features.

on Bill Craft Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great place to to enjoy a walk in nature. Not too crowded in my experience and we always encounter a critter or two!

I love how I’m the only one there every time I go .. it’s a little creepy with the twisted growth and shadows .. can’t wait to go in the fall

Quite small but very relaxing and picturesque

Walked 3.2 miles in a circle looking for the loop .. I kid, I kid ..,Not really a trail .. paved .. nice pond to fish in .. great place to take the family .. there’s a dog park where you can watch the owners argue when the dogs fight .. seriously both times I’ve went

Beautiful hidden treasure in Greensboro! There was one section near power transformers but other then that it was awesome!

hiking
4 months ago

I Hike this one often with my family. Didn’t discover it until recently. There is a section that is all pine and it’s beautiful.

My wife and I love this trail. I, however, wouldn't call it easy. It has more hills to climb than any of the other trails in thr area and they can get quite steep. Also the kudzu and thistle is beginning to take over one section of the trail so be prepared for that. The thistle will bitr and the kudzu tend to cause a lot of itching.

5 months ago

A hidden gem in Reidsville! Beautiful, historic walk, only wish it were longer and the plantation was open

Great trail for biking and plenty of shaded areas. We even get to stop by an ice cream shop ‘Ozzie Ice Cream shop’ right off the trail.

Nice and easy, relatively flat and great terrain. Perfect for dogs! I only wish it was a little longer!

Wonderful adventure.

hiking
7 months ago

I feel this is labeled wrong should be considered moderate. Lots of hills even though they are not long climbs and even stairs to climb. Townsend trail is actually 3.8 miles out and back. You can continue on to Osprey trail to add additional distance. Nice hike even saw a few deer.

This is a great There-and-back trail. This trail branches off of the Hagan Stone Park loop trail. There are some minor inclines on it, nothing too major, and two water crossings. Luckily there are plenty of rocks in the water to help you cross. The real treat is at the end of the trail where there's an old homesite. I have no idea how it got there, or what it's history is, but it's beautiful. I highly recommend this trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike with very few roots or obstructions. Not a lot of water scenery bit still a pleasant hike.

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