Mecklenburg County — Reedy Creek Park and McDowell Nature Preserves Trail

Hickory Grove, North Carolina

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Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve offers 10 miles of trail within some 727 acres of rolling Piedmont. Trails ranging from a quarter-mile to a mile show you around. A recommended loop starts on the Umbrella Tree Trail from the rear of the Nature Center. In 0.4 mile, the trail intersects with the South Fork Trail; go left. Head through a mixed hardwood forest down to a lush bottomland forest. Shortly after crossing a creek, go right onto the Sierra Loop Trail where you’ll encounter the remains of the Robinson House, one of the oldest homesites in the county. Loop back to the South Fork Trail, then go right to return the way you came for a 1.5-mile round-trip.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve offers 10 miles of trail within some 727 acres of rolling Piedmont. Trails ranging from a quarter-mile to a mile show you around. A recommended loop starts on the Umbrella Tree Trail from the rear of the Nature Center. In 0.4 mile, the trail intersects with the South Fork Trail; go left.

Head through a mixed hardwood forest down to a lush bottomland forest. Shortly after crossing a creek, go right onto the Sierra Loop Trail where you’ll encounter the remains of the Robinson House, one of the oldest homesites in the county. Loop back to the South Fork Trail, then go right to return the way you came for a 1.5-mile round-trip.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hickory Grove
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 257 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Mecklenburg County — Reedy Creek Park and McDowell Nature Preserves Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

1/29/2011
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It's a good trail to hike with dogs. Not as challenging as we like it but very nice "foresty" trail walk and next to water which is always fun!


1/6/2011
1

Hard to find the beginning of the trails but once you were in very cool. Well kept, cool bridges...great run!



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Apr 2018