Fern Nature Trail

EASY 45 reviews

Fern Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kings Mountain, 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 bird watching 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: 101 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

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.

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1 month ago

Easy hike for all ages, beautiful pond and ferns line the tree line, well shaded if you are sun sensitive.

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3 months ago

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10 months ago

quiet on colder days, we didn't see a ton of people. it was a nice, easy hike. we combined the lake loop and fern trail and it made for a nice 2 mile hike.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Pretty trail with lots of trees and wildflowers.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Trail was nice! We did the lakeside trail to the start of the fern trail and it was a nice hike with lots of water views!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Good walk with the wife and dogs.

Monday, June 05, 2017

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.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

easy trail for kids. busy during sunny days.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

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