Bald Eagle Trail

Guilford County, North Carolina

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Bald Eagle Trail is a hiking trail in Guilford County, North Carolina. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 809 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 715 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are a water and a wetland.
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Bald Eagle Trail is a hiking trail in Guilford County, North Carolina. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 809 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 715 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are a water and a wetland.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Guilford County
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 715 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 809 feet
Top Elevation: 846 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Bald Eagle Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 764/846 ft
Elevation Start/End: 809/809 ft

Bald Eagle Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This hike travels the banks and wetlands of Brush Creek on its way to Lake Higgins, one of Greensboro’s municipal watershed lakes. As you near Lake Higgins, the hike loops up a densely wooded valley feeding Brush Creek.

Finally the loop leads to the shores of the Lake Higgins, where views await before you backtrack to the trailhead. Hikers have the additional option of returning via the Beech Bluff Trail. Note that this trail is also used by mountain bikers and joggers."

"A fine, flat cruising trail, slaloming through the trees, hitting the hops, and running the streams. It’s a warm-up for either of the other trails in Bur-Mill, and an excellent intro ride for beginners. Just tool along, or get in the big ring and crank, whichever you want.

Trail entrance clearly signed and starts right off with some fine, tech 1 track that twists and turns through the trees. Multiple creek crossings are bridged or lined with corduroy. Bunny hop opportunities abound."

"The two miles of this out-and-back singletrack (four miles total) eventually make it to the backwaters of Lake Higgins, one of a series of lakes supplying the greater Greensboro area with its municipal water.

Much of the trail passes under the canopy of fairly young woods, comprised mainly of Virginia pines and sweet gum trees. The forest floor sports an assortment of viney growth. As the name suggests, you might spot a bald eagle along this lakeside trail."

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May 2018