Explore the most popular hiking trails in Bur Mill Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Definitely a workout. I found it pretty hard on the knees, optimal for biking I'm sure. Lots of wildlife. Quite the beautiful hike with many different types of terrain. Whoever has been responsible for clearing the Tropical Storm Michael damage from the trail, my hat goes off to you. There were so many trees down, but I never had to cross an obstacle on the trail. Job well done!! Looking forward to my next visit!

trail running
26 days ago

easy and large for running

Makes me sweat

This is a super easy trail, relatively flat and not too rooty, but still quite nice. it is rare to come across many people in the leg past the bridge. You are also along the banks of Lake Brandt almost the entire time so you have a nice cool breeze in sumer. Plenty of wildlife, herons and gulls in the lake, an occasional snake, and deer tend to hang out in the area a lot as well.

2 months ago

A pretty walk through the woods. The trail is well marked and not too crowded early in the morning.

Great trail along the lake.

Sometimes hard to find parking at the trail head. The lot is very tiny. I like this trail because you can loop rather than going out and back.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice trail... this was my first bike in about 3 years so it was slightly more difficult than expected. Has some nice downhill to get some speed but some heavily rooted areas moving up. All in all good ride.

My first hike in years .. great experience but lots of bugs because of the lake... but hey ...dims the breaks Mother Nature

mountain biking
3 months ago

good trail...I usually hit this twice a year when I do the Greensboro trails tour...a but "rooty" in some areas but all in all good "flowy" trail...got some good pump sections that you can really get ripping on...

My new favorite trail. Has everything - lake view, deep shade for hot days, berms, pump parts, all single track, technical challenges but not impossible, well groomed. Ride up on green way to Wild Turkey trail for more miles of single track. Awesome for Mtn biking!

Like the trail but there is no parking! Enough spaces for 5 people to park? Have gone 3 times and never been able to get a park there. Always end up risking it and parking in one of the neighborhoods near them.


Very good mixed terrain for hiking. Mountain Bikers were very friendly and gave ample warning of their presence. Looking forward to hiking it again during the summer.

11 months ago

Nice trail..a few hills..i don't get 4.5 miles on my watch..but close enough. Very easy trail..alot of fun...worth the time to do it.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nice trail but be prepared to move aside for the bikes. Everyone was nice and appreciative of us moving so no issues. I do feel the signage could be better. It appears there are a few trails and we didn't see a sign for Owls Roost. We must have looked lost and a nice biker asked what we were looking for and gave directions. Once on the trail, it was great!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great Trail. Exception is the trail should have more trail markers.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A real nice hike!
Water views, a deer almost ran into us which was cool, and I love the pine tree forest on the second half of the trail.

Monday, August 07, 2017

A nice walk around the Lake - the hike around the peninsula has a lot of ups and downs on it, while the northern section is mostly flat. It may be easier to tackle in a counter clockwise direction and cover the harder part first. There is also a bench that literally sits on the water mid way through the peninsula where you can take a break and enjoy the lake.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Trail is a good hike. Little surprised to see about 20% of it as black top. Lot of mountain bikes.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The portion of this loop when you are supposed to make a right-hand turn after you cross over the water which is called the Palmetto trail is closed due to construction, today is June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Took my furbaby for a nice hike fellow people we super nice about biking or running by us. One issue we had was getting back to the car was a little confusing due to having short cuts and signs for most turns but not all. Part of the loop we did was paved. Good hike either way.

mountain biking
Friday, June 09, 2017

I mountain biked for the first time on this trail with relative ease. Note there are a handful of spots that tend to be muddy on this trail. Many people jog here and bring dogs off leash, so be careful when speeding around corners.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great trail.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Trail closed today.

trail running
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sharing with bikes, so be on alert.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Fun, first hiking trail of the year. Easy trail with water views.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This trail has several water views and mountain bikes. Nothing to worry about, they're very courteous.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great for walking our GSD. Can't wait to see it in spring and fall.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I've hiked, ran and mountain biked this trail. One of my favorites when trying to get a quick workout in. Nice mix of hills and flats, even on a short loop. Beautiful views of the lake, a couple creeks and a good connector to the greenway and other trails nearby for a longer workout. Not super secluded (driving range, park office, multiple playgrounds and greenway nearby) so I feel pretty safe on this trail. (I always recommend taking pepper-spray into the woods or on a multi-use trail!)

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