Fern Nature Trail

EASY 10 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wildlife

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.

19 days ago

Only lightly trafficked during weekdays, and this trail connects with the lake trail loop, both are easy for a nice walk, definitely easy enough for young kids or senior dogs.

28 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

easy trail for kids. busy during sunny days.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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