Florence Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

views

waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

Steep in some places-a bit confusing - the blue trail goes either left or right - if u go left it connects with red, yellow, then Meets up with blue (the right trail) - follow the right Blue trail to go top & see waterfall...we did the Left & took us about 3 hours...too tired to go up to the top of Blue when we hooked in with it...well marked trails, good parking,

hiking
6 months ago

Very shaded, lots of access to the stream for the dogs. Steps at first but then a well worn mud packed path.

9 months ago

Moderate hike, well marked and maintained. Would definitely do it again! First part is a little steep - grab a walking stick at the trailhead.

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10 months ago

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.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Actually took the longer route back to get view from Rattlesnake Knob. Babbling brooks along most of the route. Well marked and maintained.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nice rhododendron tunnels.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Good steep start, through the woods up! I enjoyed it.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OK

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Just olay

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nice early spring leg stretcher. Lots of trillium and some wild strawberries.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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.

hiking
Saturday, January 26, 2013

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!

http://www.hickorynutgorgetrailguide.com/

Be safe, Have Fun!

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