Shallow Ford Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elon, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

Nice easy morning hike with the dog. Very well kept and marked trail and easy to navigate. heavily wooded with good cover.

hiking
2 months ago

Pros: Easily accessible, lots of parking, and few visitors
Cons: This trail is extremely mosquito ridden. We only hiked about 5 minutes before we realized there probably would not be any relief. Even with bug spray this trail is not good for dogs because of the bugs.

We will try again in winter and leave another review!

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is also known at the Shallow Ford Loop Trail; it forms a grand tour of Alamance County's Shallow Ford Natural Area. More relief than you might expect for eastern NC. Mixture of river side and upland hiking. Bugs are fairly bad along the river in the summer. Trails are well-marked with plastic diamond blazes color-coded to match the trail color on the map; also all intersections are signed. Nice Haw River views on the west side of the loop. Overall, pleasant if not outstanding hike.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trails with a variety of options for loops/ distances. Good for hiking or easy trail running! Scenic views of creek and river.

hiking
1 month ago

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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Saturday, December 09, 2017

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Saturday, September 02, 2017

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

trail running
Monday, October 13, 2014