Basin Creek and Homestead Loop Trails

MODERATE 34 reviews

Basin Creek and Homestead Loop Trails is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elon, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
144 feet

dogs on leash



trail running




wild flowers

The trail leads to the highest point in the 200 acre Shallow Ford Natural Area ad 679 feet.

1 month ago

Highly wooded trail. Expect lots of mosquitoes, bugs on your hike. Did see some frogs, and interesting insects, so it wasn’t all bad.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trails for hiking or easy trail running! Very accessible- many different route options that are easy to follow.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Me and my son hiked a portion of the trails and had a blast. Loved the field of wild flowers and grass. The trails were not too difficult, but kind of muddy from the rain. Wear good solid shoes!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Offers multiple trails. One stays close to the river, the other passes by a beautiful open field. Not too easy, not too hard.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nice quick single track hike with a few loops available to extend your hike.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

For Alamance County, this is a gem.

Friday, June 10, 2016

i enjoy the trails here and love tje varing scenery. wildflowers are close to the start and mushrooms are everywhere. deer can also be seen.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

It was fun good 4 girls scouts to camp

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Very fun!!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

It was cool, but not cold. There was almost no wind so it was perfect winter hiking.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beautiful February day. I did not see the ruins because we did not take the Homestead trail.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nice and we'll kept!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Nice place to get wet with dog and splash kids, down near camping area, all trails very beautiful and shady on this 100 degree day!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Great trail, beautiful and very easy with only some hills

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I hiked the 2.2 mile Homestead Trail the other day, whick takes you past the ruins of an old homestead (duh) where you can still see the chimney and a few other features. It was a peaceful spot to stop and consider what life might have been like 100 or so years ago for the folks who lived on that quiet hill above the Haw River. I only saw one other person that day, near the parking area, although it was a weekday morning shortly after the gate opened. The woods are pretty open so you can usually see a fairly long way. It also provides some nice views of the Haw River as you pass the 3 primative, walk-in camping areas on the western leg of the hike.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The natural area actually has 4 trails which intersect to give more or less distance for the hiker. The Hidden Trail is like hiking in the mountains. The Homestead Trail goes right by the old chimney and other remnants of a cabin. Some of the trails go by the Haw River, some go by and over via bridge Basin Creek where there once a gristmill. I love this area since I live close and it has such a diverse range of trails.
There are 3 pretty nice campsites down by the Haw River which even have fire rings. Camping is free for residents of Alamance County and $10.00 for others.
To sum it up 2 of the trails are 2.2 miles, one is .75 miles and the other is about.1 mile.
There is signage and trail maps at the parking lot.

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