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Piedmont Trail is a 6.2 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, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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Forest

Lake

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Reviews (164)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Andrew Hicks
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Hiking

I really liked this trail. It’s not meant to be a technical trail but had great scenery with the lake and plenty of wildlife along the way. I really enjoyed all the foot bridges. Trail was maintained well with not many roots or rocks. Definitely a great trail to bring the family on.

John Scott
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Tiffany D.
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Beautiful views of the lake but still muddy from the rain.

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Felicia Wood
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finally got to run this trail yesterday. moderate amount of traffic. trail was very well marked.

Stephanie Myers
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Nice hike with the pup to get away from the house for a bit.

Rachel Hunter
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Hiking

This was a great trail with lots of shade. There were a few nice spots where the view of the lake was awesome. The kudzu at the end of the trail was a nice surprise. The trail is pretty flat, but the woods are pretty. We also got to see a mama deer and her fawn.

Jennifer Aceves
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Hiking

I love this trail, though I have never done the whole thing. I usually park on Lake Brandt and hike a couple miles in before turning around. As others have stated, it's easy, but it does have a couple of hills here and there.

Jamie Durham
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Hiking

Easy but very nice trail. There are beautiful views of the lake and spots where you can sit beside it and relax. Someone said something about a hammock which is a wonderful idea!

Richard Stevens
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Hiking

Nice..very easy to do. Although..i have noticed since coming here..people don't pay much attention to leash laws for their dogs..anyway very cool trail..people who let their dogs run free..not so much.

Ellen Edwards
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Hiking

A great afternoon/weekend trail for getting a few miles in and enjoying the weather. Very shady in the summertime. Lovely views of the lake throughout most of the trail. Not technically very challenging, but a few minor elevation changes. Will probably bring my camping hammock and some lunch next time! About 2hrs at leisurely pace

Alon Mathis
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Hiking

Great trail for children or beginners!

Timothy Frank
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Hiking

On a Thursday morning, I hiked this one-way from Lake Brandt Road to the Greenway, and then went South on the Greenway. This is an easy trail for an experienced hiker. Saw eight people on the length of the trail, two runners, six hikers.

Maggie M.
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Hiking

Love adding this trail to the Big Loop and Greenway when I'm wanting some extra miles. Super flat and really pretty views of the lake. A neighborhood lines about half of the trail.

Karen Lee
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Wear boots if you're prone to twisted ankles, lots of roots. Beautiful lake views.

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