Horne Creek Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Horne Creek Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The moderately sloped trail begins at the picnic area by the access road and follows Horne Creek until it reaches the Yadkin River. The trail then closely follows the river until it meets up with the Bean Shoals Canal Trail near the end of the access road.

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1 month ago

Hiked this trail, the Canal Trail, and some of the Corridor Trail and logged 8.8 miles. The trails were very slick with the Yadkin River Smud (Sand-Mud mixture) from the resent and past heavy rains. Nice area. The Bean Shoals, Canal Wall Ruins, and the River were nice to see.

4 months ago

Loved seeing the bald eagles nest! Went back with binoculars and saw a baby in the nest. So neat. The turtles sunning in the Yadkin was neat. Easy to do.

6 months ago

This is a neat trail. There are signs with information posted on them throughout the trail. The information describes the plant life you'll encounter as well as some of the wildlife you could encounter. The possibility of seeing bald eagles along the river section is exciting. I'll likely come back during nesting season to try and see and photograph the eagles. Horne Creek was larger and prettier than I had expected at one of the crossings.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Went earlier this morning, it was quiet and serene, great for adventuring with your dog and a camera. *TRAVEL ADVISORY* Make sure your vehicle can cross potential waterways/creek-beds in order to access the park.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great trail, well blazed and also informative signs on tree species as well was appreciated. Started in the horse trailer parking lot and made my way into about a 5 mile loop with all 3 trails connecting. Great day hike, low traffic, nice views along the river.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Beautiful views of the Yadkin River. In late winter & early spring there is usually a nest with a mating pair of Bald Eagles (about 1.25 miles from trail head).

Sunday, December 04, 2016

best kept secret 4 hikers in this area that I know of pleasantly surprised views along the river are beautiful

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pilot Mountain Horne Creek Trail starts out in a dense part of the forest and then begins to follow the Yadkin River during the second half of the trail. This is a pleasant and easy stroll, however be careful of the Poison Ivy along the edges of the trail and in a few spots you will need to move the weeds out of the way. Look out for the sign talking about Bald Eagles and if you look real close across the river from the bald eagle sign you can see a Bald Eagles nest and just maybe if you go the right time of the year you will get to see an eagle on it. Take the Yadkin Islands trail back to form a loop.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

good to combine with beane shouls trail for a 6 mile round trip. goes along the yadkin river one of the largest rivers around. very pretty

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

A nice trail with some moderate slopes as it follows Horne Creek to the Yadkin River. It passes the access trail to Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. The trail then follows the river for its remainder with lots of pretty views.

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