Fern Nature Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Fern Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Charllote, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles 147 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




Directions from Gastonia, NC: From I-85 take Exit 13 (Edgewood Road) about six miles west of Gastonia. Cross over I-85 and turn right onto Highway 29/74. Go two miles and turn left on Sparrows Spring Road and follow the road 2.7 miles onto park property. Take your first right and continue to the park entrance. Turn right and travel to the picnic area. Trail begins there.

5 months ago

Super easy trail. Nice for Sunday stroll and has access to other trails if you are looking to go a bit farther

1 year ago

Nice easy trail to hit on the way down from the pinnacle