On March 15, 1781. the largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcounty hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. Major General Nathanael Greene, defending the ground at Guilford Courthouse with an army of almost 4,500 American militia and Continentals, was tactically defeated by a smaller British army of about 1,900 veteran regulars and German allies commanded by Lord Charles Cornwallis. After 2 1/2 hours of intense and often brutal fighting, Cornwallis forced his opponent to withdraw from the field. Greene's retreat preserved the strength of his army, but Cornwallis's frail victory was won at the cost of over 25% of his army. Guilford Courthouse proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War. Weakened in his campaign against Greene, Cornwallis abandoned the Carolinas hoping for success in Virginia. At Yorktown, seven months after his victory at Guilford Courthouse, Lord Cornwallis would surrender to the combined American and French forces under General George Washington.

3 months ago

Done this trail 100 plus times..great for hiking or running..very easy..a couple of small hills..just wish Greensboro could afford to put trash cans at least at the trail ends..i wouldn't expect the highly motivated city employees to empty them(maybe the City could contract that out..like mowing city owned grass)..but that would be nice.

mountain biking
5 months ago

A great trail! As a beginner I would recommend to proceed with caution.
I hopped in a little fast. This being my second trail ride ever.

I love doing the mountain bike trail. so far I have done it 5 times. I love doing it with my fam and friends.

Great easy, fast walk...Battleground Park Reenactment going on today, really something to see, tents set up, cooking outside on fire, uniforms & the soldiers talking in character...

I do this one at least once a week

11 months ago

We hiked from Lake Brandt Marina to the greenway on the Wild Turkey trail then back to the marina on the Nathaniel Green trail. We saw a heard of more than 15 deer, but other than that, you just see a lot of trees. Enjoyable morning walk in the woods.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I wanted to complete the loop around Brandt Lake, which I did, using the mountain bike version of this trail. The mountain bike part of the trail is very busy ... although lovely and nice and long ... the walking part of the trail is much shorter (about half the length). Lovely forest. There are a few ups and downs, in the main this is an easy trail for an experienced hiker.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Great trail..walked/hiked it any times. Great in the fall and winter.

nature trips
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Interesting trail with many historic sites.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Easy walk, beautiful trail through Battleground Park, lots of history here also...easy to add on extra stops

Monday, October 03, 2016

I started at the Old Battleground trailhead, hiked all the way to Lake Brandt Marina, then I used the Wild Turkey Trail to turned around and back to the Old Battleground trailhead for a loop of total 7.3 miles. The Wild Turkey trail was built for mountain biking but I had a good workout for hiking. People on it were very courteous. I was totally enjoyed it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Excellent national treasure in our backyard! The roadway attracts a lot of walkers, runners and bicyclists. But the nature trails offer peaceful walks and history. Make sure to read the monuments.

Easy trek with great history. Stop in at the Visitor Center and view a few short programs to learn about the Revolutionary War battle that transpired at this location. After a day of walking, don't miss Ozzie's Ice Cream shop (intersection of Battleground and Old Battleground) for the best ice cream in Greensboro!

very easy walk. enjoyed watching birds and squirrels.

we just did the tour via car today but we did do it 2x. the trail looked awesome and well be coming back to do it one day. its good for everyone bc its paved but in general we like natural earth below our feet. still it looks like a great walk.

Friday, June 10, 2016

this is one of the funnest watershed trails but its best for mnt biking. we just hike it and run around the curves for fun!

scenic driving
Sunday, February 21, 2016

All part of a beautiful day of riding and hiking.

scenic driving
Sunday, February 21, 2016

We did in in the car. Then we found a great Indian restaurant in Greensboro.

Great family trail for both exercise and education.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Awesome, fun trail. Rugged and fast. This trail has everything for all skill levels; climbs, hills, jumps, free ride... A lot of places for you to go fast but rugged enough to get a good workout. Best point of access is the Lake Jeanette Marina. I really enjoyed this ride.

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