Explore the most popular lake 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
29 days ago

I feel this is labeled wrong should be considered moderate. Lots of hills even though they are not long climbs and even stairs to climb. Townsend trail is actually 3.8 miles out and back. You can continue on to Osprey trail to add additional distance. Nice hike even saw a few deer.

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
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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!

walking
3 months ago

Nice and quite trail with lots of trees to sniff! 5 paws up!

Very good mixed terrain for hiking. Mountain Bikers were very friendly and gave ample warning of their presence. Looking forward to hiking it again during the summer.

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail, though I have never done the whole thing. I usually park on Lake Brandt and hike a couple miles in before turning around. As others have stated, it's easy, but it does have a couple of hills here and there.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy but very nice trail. There are beautiful views of the lake and spots where you can sit beside it and relax. Someone said something about a hammock which is a wonderful idea!

hiking
6 months ago

Across the street from the Blue Heron parking lot on Yanceyville Road. Short loop trail. Nice if you want to add an extra mile and a half to your hike for the day. There are NO mileage markers

hiking
6 months ago

Nice..very easy to do. Although..i have noticed since coming here..people don't pay much attention to leash laws for their dogs..anyway very cool trail..people who let their dogs run free..not so much.

Cool easy trail to hike or run. Very nice this time of year.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail..a few hills..i don't get 4.5 miles on my watch..but close enough. Very easy trail..alot of fun...worth the time to do it.

hiking
6 months ago

Done this trail 100 plus times..great for hiking or running..very easy..a couple of small hills..just wish Greensboro could afford to put trash cans at least at the trail ends..i wouldn't expect the highly motivated city employees to empty them(maybe the City could contract that out..like mowing city owned grass)..but that would be nice.

hiking
7 months ago

My dog and I enjoyed the trail- not very challenging, but quiet and beautiful

Just walked it for first time. Great views , lakes not heavily used.

hiking
7 months ago

Went to check out this trail because I love rarely used trails! Got to the park and spent an hour looking for the trail head - what I found was a very new soccer complex and a new trail head not to be seen! Going to try to find a different place to jump on this trail. Very disappointed.

hiking
8 months ago

Challenging at times. Very clean and well kept. Highly recommend it.

Nice trail but be prepared to move aside for the bikes. Everyone was nice and appreciative of us moving so no issues. I do feel the signage could be better. It appears there are a few trails and we didn't see a sign for Owls Roost. We must have looked lost and a nice biker asked what we were looking for and gave directions. Once on the trail, it was great!

Not really a "trail". It's paved all around the loop but there are some trail sections. Best part, it connects to Military Park so it's 2 for 1.

mountain biking
9 months ago

A great trail! As a beginner I would recommend to proceed with caution.
I hopped in a little fast. This being my second trail ride ever.

Favorite place in Greensboro for a quickly walk. You can do the basic loop (mile and a half) or do the whole thing for appr. 2.8 miles.

walking
9 months ago

Great Trail. Exception is the trail should have more trail markers.

hiking
9 months ago

A real nice hike!
Water views, a deer almost ran into us which was cool, and I love the pine tree forest on the second half of the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved this trail. Good mix of minor elevation changes, rooted terrain and scenery. Not much wildlife, but a solid walk in the woods at twilight. Will definitely come back for the Turkey trail option.

hiking
9 months ago

A lovely, rarely used trail that goes by sandy beaches and lovely wading areas. Near the end it also goes relatively close to some back yards, so be considerate!!

hiking
9 months ago

A nice walk around the Lake - the hike around the peninsula has a lot of ups and downs on it, while the northern section is mostly flat. It may be easier to tackle in a counter clockwise direction and cover the harder part first. There is also a bench that literally sits on the water mid way through the peninsula where you can take a break and enjoy the lake.

Fun ride, there are some tight area, but overall enjoyable!

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is a good hike. Little surprised to see about 20% of it as black top. Lot of mountain bikes.

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