Explore the most popular hiking 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.

This trail is marked “Permanently Closed”; I wanted to hike it last week and found the sign.

Definitely a workout. I found it pretty hard on the knees, optimal for biking I'm sure. Lots of wildlife. Quite the beautiful hike with many different types of terrain. Whoever has been responsible for clearing the Tropical Storm Michael damage from the trail, my hat goes off to you. There were so many trees down, but I never had to cross an obstacle on the trail. Job well done!! Looking forward to my next visit!

So, this isn't the most scenic trail, I know, but you'll see some interesting flora if you look closely enough. Because it is relatively new, you don't have to contend much with roots from erosion. It's a quiet trail, little traveled, with few bikes--which is nice because you aren't having to move out of the way constantly. (I've noticed for some reason that I'M always the one moving.) Beware of ticks, though, if you are hiking in the summer. I've found one twice after hiking this trail.

The changes in elevation on the Laurel Bluff side of the trail are a bit larger than many trails in the area, which is nice. The city finally cut back the kudzu that was overgrowing the trail, just a week before hurricane Michael knocked quite a few large trees across the trail. Would be nice if other hikers abided by the city's leash ordinances.

nice easy stroll.

hiking
21 days ago

Not very challenging but nice trail through the woods.

trail running
23 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and flat, but sharing the road with bikes is a necessity. Like most of the GSO watershed trails, it's quiet, calm and accessible.

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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

A short trail with a lot to see. The bicentennial garden area is beautiful and the bog garden always has ducks swimming in the creek. I

Great trail along the lake.

trail running
2 months ago

Calling this a loop is a little deceiving. You have to connect the trails together by walking along a busy road with not a great shoulder. A portion of the trail in the beginning is also quite overgrown with kudzu.

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

Quite small but very relaxing and picturesque

Beautiful and quiet .. a hidden gem with more gems off the path .. like a secret pond :)

Walked 3.2 miles in a circle looking for the loop .. I kid, I kid ..,Not really a trail .. paved .. nice pond to fish in .. great place to take the family .. there’s a dog park where you can watch the owners argue when the dogs fight .. seriously both times I’ve went

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...

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