Horton Grove

EASY 5 reviews

Horton Grove is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bahama, North Carolina that features a river 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
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Park up at the far end of the Preserve on Jock Rd. This is a dirt road off Old Oxford Hwy. Alternatively park at the first parking area closer to the Hwy and complete this lollipop like loop route in reverse. Start on the Horton Loop off the left, complete the loop near the start point but cross over Jock Road and bear right to join Peaks Loop trail. Bear left and the start of the Peaks Loop trail. Continue on Peaks trail until Walker trail is reached. Continue on Walker trail under it intersects with Jordan trail. Bear left to keep on Jordan trail. Follow Jordan trail until its terminus on Jock Road. Cross the road and follow signs for Sowell trail. Retrace steps on Sowell trail and then Jordan trail until Walker trail is reached, bear left to stay on Walker trail which loops back around parallel to Jock Road. Exit at terminus of Walker trail, cross the road to reenter the woods on Justice Loop. Bear left on Justice Loop which winds towards a stream and then away and back again until it reaches an intersection with Hart trail. Bear right to continue on Hart trail, keep going until the junction with Horton Loop trail is reached. Take this to return to the start and parking area.

hiking
2 months ago

Pleasant easy walking through grassy trails (Horton Loop), pine forest and hardwood trees. The route is a series of the different trails strung together to make a longer circular route. I would suggest parking at the first lot to start either on Sowell trail (and take in the little pond) or do the trail in reverse by starting on Jordan trail behind the barn and forego some of the backtracking. See attached recording.

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