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Best trails in Greensboro

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Looking for a great trail near Greensboro, North Carolina? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hanging Rock State Park or Mayo River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Salem Lake Park or Bur Mill Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 17 easy trails in Greensboro ranging from 1 to 12.9 miles and from 718 to 925 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Greensboro
Top trails (28)
#1 - Owl's Roost Trail and Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway Loop
Bur Mill Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Please Note: The trail is closed during and after heavy rain to reduce trail erosion.Show more
#2 - Nathaniel Greene Trail
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
#3 - Piedmont Trail
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
#4 - Palmetto Trail, Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway and Nat Greene Trail
Bur Mill Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Please note this trail may be hard to follow. This route is a combination of three named trails: Palmetto Trail, Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway and Nat Greene Trail. You CANNOT bike the whole loop, but only on the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway portion. Parking is scarce (about 5-6 spaces) and easy to miss, but right before the Nat Greene Trail sign on Old Battleground Rd. If you pass the old “railway” looking bridge, you’ve gone too far. Walk through that old railroad looking bridge and start your adventure at the Palmetto Trail sign passing that bridge (you will technically walk a little bit on the Bicentennial Greenway which is a totally different Greenway that continues away from this loop, so be carful and please look a the marked signs! You can also choose to do the loop in reverse starting at the Nat Greene Trail posted sign and going back to your car. It is not recommended to do this hike after a lot of rain as there is often debris covering the trail. On the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway portion, you will actually have Lake Brandt on both sides, as that used to be an old railroad track going from Wilmington to Mt. Airy, NC! And it is and amazing portion to walk or bike on! The actual A&Y Greenway is much longer as it starts about where the Office Depot is in Battleground Ave. and it goes all the way up a little bit further from the stop light where Lake Brandt ends Be careful not to walk on the Private Property right by this loop on the Palmetto Trail portion. So, you may want to download the map the first time you go out there, but it is clearly marked with signs. Show more
#5 - Osprey Trail
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Nice short trail with pretty scenery by Lake Townsend on the north side of Greensboro. This trail can be started off of Church Street or Yanceyville Road.Show more
#6 - Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
COVID 19 UPDATE: the open areas are open, parking lots are open and motor vehicle access is permitted. Visitor Center is still CLOSED. A scenic wooded loop with many historical markers and monuments telling the story of the important Revolutionary War battle that was fought there.Show more
#7 - Hamilton Lakes
Nut Bush Natural Area
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#8 - Big Loop Trail
Bur Mill Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#9 - Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway Trail
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
#10 - Wild Turkey Trail
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
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