Florence Nature Preserve Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Gerton, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until August.
Great hike that is not too hard. We met several families with young children. It would be interesting to know the history of the large house that must have stood many years ago just before the loop at the end. The large rock foundation of the house and two large chimneys are all that remains.
Actually took the longer route back to get view from Rattlesnake Knob. Babbling brooks along most of the route. Well marked and maintained.
Very enjoyable hike with delightful setting and views at the top. Some of the log bridges were unsteady as was the only handrail we came across. I recorded most of it but haven't found the map to add here.
Nice rhododendron tunnels.
Good steep start, through the woods up! I enjoyed it.
Nice early spring leg stretcher. Lots of trillium and some wild strawberries.
FNP Trail was a joy. It was a moderate hike that was beautiful with several small waterfalls with a babbling brook a good part of the trail. It is worth the trip and I would hike it again.
Florence Nature Preserve is absolutely awesome. great trails with amazing views. There are so many great trails in the Hickory Nut Gorge. For more information check out the guide book: A Hiker's Guide to the Hickory Nut Gorge!
Be safe, Have Fun!