Abbey Nature Preserve Trail

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Abbey Nature Preserve Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Dedicated to the memory of Margaret Abbey Foy Moore, the Foy family has placed 67 acres of undeveloped land into the Coastal Land Trust. It will be used for educational school programs, birding and hiking. As you leave the parking areas, you'll enter the forest across from the livestock barns and enjoy walking along high and dry trails that wind down toward the pond. A short walk will take you on a return trip up the sandy road towards the house. A longer walk will take you across the dam to double back through the woods along the outflow stream and return along the sandy run.

hiking
8 days ago

Wonderful hike with beautiful weather. Be wary of the trail markers though, it's very easy to get off trail.

hiking
15 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Great walk with lovely views. My pup enjoyed it as well!

20 days ago

Went this morning, nice, shady trail. Saw a huge water moccasin in a tree stump in the pond. Great walk!

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hiking
2 months ago

So much to see!

3 months ago

Great trail for a quick hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail! I was amazed

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

A pretty nice trail!! It was busy, with lots of people and their dogs but still a good little walk around.

hiking
4 months ago

very nice for my first hike.

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

A nice stroll type trail. Simple, easy walking. Lots of people on the Sunday that I went. Most had larger sized dogs running free, but behaving themselves. Not very long or strenuous, but definitely the kind of trail most people can walk.

6 months ago

7 months ago