Explore the most popular forest trails near Greensboro with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 days ago

Not very challenging but nice trail through the woods.

trail running
18 days ago

easy and large for running

mountain biking
1 month ago

not a trail, just a flat paved side walk type great for walking and commuter bikes. nothing fun for mountain bikes. there a a few real trails off of it however.

Makes me sweat

Not much to see here, but sometimes getting into a silent environment cleanses the soul better than searching for wildlife or hunting for selfies in front of a rock face. Docile and quiet, and a good option for trail running - hard packed and flat, with nary a root or stone to send an ankle in the wrong direction. Google Maps initially took us into a neighborhood that backed up to the trail parking lot but was not accessible. Be sure to take Church St. off of 150 down about 2 miles to the Haw River State Park Iron Ore entrance (on the right). Nice parking area with sparse bathrooms.

This is a super easy trail, relatively flat and not too rooty, but still quite nice. it is rare to come across many people in the leg past the bridge. You are also along the banks of Lake Brandt almost the entire time so you have a nice cool breeze in sumer. Plenty of wildlife, herons and gulls in the lake, an occasional snake, and deer tend to hang out in the area a lot as well.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

A pretty walk through the woods. The trail is well marked and not too crowded early in the morning.

Great trail along the lake.

on Bill Craft Trail

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite!
Out of parking lot head northeast towards water to see the large beaver lodge. Not on marked trail but there is a path. Lodge is 15 yards from point. Two large dams in this corner of the preserve. Wear long pants to guard against poison ivy and check for ticks after your hike.

Boring trail! 3.7 miles of dirt trail. no water or other features.

Sometimes hard to find parking at the trail head. The lot is very tiny. I like this trail because you can loop rather than going out and back.

on Bill Craft Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to to enjoy a walk in nature. Not too crowded in my experience and we always encounter a critter or two!

I love how I’m the only one there every time I go .. it’s a little creepy with the twisted growth and shadows .. can’t wait to go in the fall

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice trail... this was my first bike in about 3 years so it was slightly more difficult than expected. Has some nice downhill to get some speed but some heavily rooted areas moving up. All in all good ride.

Beautiful hidden treasure in Greensboro! There was one section near power transformers but other then that it was awesome!

My first hike in years .. great experience but lots of bugs because of the lake... but hey ...dims the breaks Mother Nature

mountain biking
3 months ago

good trail...I usually hit this twice a year when I do the Greensboro trails tour...a but "rooty" in some areas but all in all good "flowy" trail...got some good pump sections that you can really get ripping on...

I Hike this one often with my family. Didn’t discover it until recently. There is a section that is all pine and it’s beautiful.

My new favorite trail. Has everything - lake view, deep shade for hot days, berms, pump parts, all single track, technical challenges but not impossible, well groomed. Ride up on green way to Wild Turkey trail for more miles of single track. Awesome for Mtn biking!

Great trail for biking and plenty of shaded areas. We even get to stop by an ice cream shop ‘Ozzie Ice Cream shop’ right off the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely a moderate trail; lots of flat straight-aways with the occasional steep incline in-between, great place to go for a jog. Wonderful scenery and great views just yards away from Lake Brandt. There was enough tree coverage overhead that even though it was raining, I barely felt it.

I, personally, walk my dogs off-leash on this trail, for the same reasons I'm sure others do-- it is a bit less trafficked than other surrounding trails, and biking is not allowed here. I can speak for myself in that, I've given my dogs off-leash privileges because I've taken the appropriate measures to train them in proper hiking etiquette, both on and off leash. I'm well aware this is against leash laws, but my dogs have never, ever given me a reason to take this privilege away from them. If they did, they certainly wouldn't be off leash.

Generally, people are very kind and accepting about this here, despite the previous review and general sentiment on other surrounding trails. Any negative encounters I've had are almost always dogs mirroring their owners; that is, if you immediately tense up and exhibit reactionary, anxious (and often rude) behavior, so will your animal. If you calmly call out and politely ask me to leash my dog for the moment we cross paths, I'm more than happy to respectfully oblige.

There's plenty of trail around for everybody to share, in all capacities. Mutual respect goes a very long way.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with very few roots or obstructions. Not a lot of water scenery bit still a pleasant hike.

hiking
5 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail! A lot to look at, we enjoyed the water views. We didn’t encounter anyone when we went early on a Saturday.

Like the trail but there is no parking! Enough spaces for 5 people to park? Have gone 3 times and never been able to get a park there. Always end up risking it and parking in one of the neighborhoods near them.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the trail ~ DID NOT LOVE the fellow hikers who had their dogs off-leash. We have a leash law in Guilford County, however you would not know it hiking this trail! What are these people thinking? I was hiking with my dog, who is CGC certified, and felt very uncomfortable when we met 6 dog owners, all different and not together, with their dogs off- leash. This is against the law!! Will not hike this trail again!

Hiking

hiking
6 months ago

A good hike with the kids. Pretty nice double track rolling hills easy hike.

hiking
7 months ago

We started at battleground trail head. I liked starting here and taking a break at the marina (bathroom and vending machines are there) We are new to trails and found this one pretty easy, there were maybe two hills that were tough. Fun for our dogs too!

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