Reed Gold Mine is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Locust, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles
36 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips



historic site

7 months ago

This was a really cool place with great walking trails. Start at the visitor center and head to the old mine to learn some history of the area. Then follow one or more of the trails around the property through the wooded areas and past some old miner equipment. Great for people of any age and ability!

nature trips
Thursday, October 12, 2017

this is a great family place. it's beautiful and full of history. Love it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

It was a unique and fun experience exploring the old mine. I will be back to show the kids, and let them pan for some gold.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

I love this trail

scenic driving
Thursday, October 13, 2016

A great day for a ride.

scenic driving
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nice drive. We did not do the gold panning.

nature trips
Monday, November 25, 2013

Great for a family day trip. Not really hiking or biking material just a family friendly educational day trip.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Neat place because of the old gold mine and the history involved. Good place for families because they will let you pan for gold for a small fee and kids should get a kick out of that. Usually a Halloween event for families as well that gets a good turn out.