Hiking: Greensboro

Looking for a hike in the Greensboro area? Here are five options. Click "here" for more information.

Hanging Rock State Park: Hanging Rock/Indian Creek trails
A rocky summit and wild waterfalls in the same Piedmont hike
Length: 10 miles with shorter options (out-and-back; 18 miles total in park)
Difficulty: Moderate
More info here

Lake Brandt/Palmetto Trail
Big lake hiking with the amenities of a city park
Length: various networks totaling 42 miles of trail
Difficulty: easy to moderate, depending upon length (length)
More info here

Mayo River State Park: Mayo Mountain Ridge Trail
A mellow hike in a new state park
Length: 2 miles
Difficulty: easy
More info here

Piedmont Environmental Center: Bill Favre Lakeshore Trail, et al
An especially nice lake hike in the fall
Length: 4 miles (11 miles total at the preserve)
Difficulty: moderate
More info here

Uwharrie National Forest: Birkhead Wilderness Trail
A gentle walk on the (somewhat) wild side
Length: 7.4 miles
Difficulty: moderate
More info here


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  2. matti says:

    Please use this website, http://www.greensborotrails.org when referring to any trails in greensboro. All of our hiking trails, greenways, and mountain biking trails are listed there. Feel free to call the city of greensboro parks and rec department's trails area with any questions, 336.373.3186

    Thank you!


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