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Piedmont Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greensboro, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 206 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Partially paved Views Wildlife
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Thomas Morgan
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Tiffany Tomlinson
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Hiking

the trail is well groomed with plenty of bridges and it was a really nice covered hike for the morning

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Abandoning Eden
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Ken G
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Amy Rose
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Hiking

The trail is great _kids had a great time on the long bridges and vines Be careful many car break ins recently

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Randall Henderson
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Mike Boyle
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karla theobald
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Hiking

This is an awesome trail! Very easy with beautiful scenery along the lake. Many places to stop and have a picnic lunch or relax in a hammock. Connects to other trails as well!

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Stacey Mangum
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Micheal Marlowe
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Micheal Marlowe
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Milton Howell
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Hiking

Great way to start the day.

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Tim McGuire
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Dan Margalski
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Hiking

Limited parking on east end, much better on west. Very crowded on a weekend at the paved portion that goes to Bur mil. Once off the paved, it’s less crowded and no bikes, although still quite a few trail runners. Nice and lakeside for much of the hike, very flat overall. Biggest issues were the roots which make some of the hiking more challenging/uncomfortable and the mud. It had just rained so there were some unavoidable muddy patches, but I suspect they dry up.

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Dusty Orton
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Good mix of surfaces. Mostly shady.

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Larry Schrock
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Walking

Easy. Runners will like it -- mostly smooth path. Heavily travelled.

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Lauryn Anderson
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Hiking

Pretty easy trail, lots of things to look at

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Tahj Fennell
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Hiking

moderately trafficked

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Christian Banda
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Hiking

Good beginner trail, pretty flat. Does have some hood lake views at points.

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Marie Phillips
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Running

Best running trail in Greensboro if you ask me! A little congested at first, but not bad and gets better. Gorgeous lakes most of the way. Hardly any elevation change. Kinda a small parking lot from this starting point, but still got a spot.

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Jai Explorer
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Andrew Spease
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Wayne Hale
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John Arrington
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Hiking

Great views of the lake and passes a historic mansion. I like to hike this whenever I’m visiting gboro.

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Jonathan Orton
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Backpacking

Awesome

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Darren Cammin
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Hiking

A good easy trail. A little hard to find from Bur-Mill Park. You need to walk down the Greenway about a half mile north to get to the trail head off the Greenway. Not much elevation change but great scenary with the lake almost always in view.

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yves roger
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RunningMuddy

Besides the weather conditions, It was fun

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Andrew Hicks
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Hiking

Woke up real early and got to see the sun rise as I walked the trail. I ended up being the one to knock down all the spider webs for the first couple miles, but someone has to do it that early, lol. Since this hike utilizes multiple trails it’s a lot of fun because there’s different little breaks in between each of the main trails (Greenway, marina, dam). The trail conditions were nice and halfway through Piedmont Trail I could tell that they had just done maintenance and cut back the overgrowth I had seen a few weeks ago. They did a great job! This is a great trail if you’re looking for a longer hike without having to go to far out of town.

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