Great Blue Heron Loop Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Great Blue Heron Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Greensboro, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Not very scenic. I don't recommend going on this trail the day after it rains.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great, quiet trail in newer section of Haw River State Park. Not too many changes in elevation which made it an easy hike for the two kids (5 and 6).

hiking
3 months ago

2nd hike on this trail.Great wildflower trail.Very peaceful.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a wonderful new loop and the only trail in the Iron Ore Belt Access section of the park (it is not even listed on the park website yet...you can get a map at the trailhead or the Summit Center information area). It is nearly four miles long and includes a beautiful meadow, a hardwood/mixed forest with some amazing trees and a large wetlands area bordering the Haw River. It is much more secluded than the trails in the park's Summit section. Keep a close eye out for wildlife (I spotted many types of birds, a large turtle sharing the trail and a cottonmouth...though the snake was expired).

walking
11 months ago