High Point Trails

High Point, North Carolina 27265

High Point Trails

High Point Trails Professional Review and Guide

"These trails near High Point Lake are good, close-to-home places to enjoy nature. Sections of the trails wander through quiet pine forests carpeted with running cedar. Other stretches at times explore towering deciduous woods. The trails provide nice views of the lake’s isolated coves, especially in fall. Winter brings seasonal migrations of waterfowl. The area boasts more than thirty species of mushrooms.

Before hiking these and other area trails, sample the resources of the PEC, a great place to learn. The PEC has some exhibits, including a 70 × 40-foot outdoor map of North Carolina that visitors walk across on their way to the trailhead. The PEC is not a museum but a program-driven institution that offers educational classes and field trips. Hiking boots are not necessary on these developed trails. A pair of sturdy running shoes will do."

High Point Trails Reviews

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The bicentennial greenway is a gem in the triad area. While it's annoying how they continue to tear down trees and build around the greenway, it is still a great walk/ride. The hiking trails around the environmental center are top notch. Aside from being crowded on weekends, you get a sense of seclusion that is rare in the triad, topped only by the bald eagle trail in northwest Greensboro. With all the connectors you are able to create loops of varying lengths. And none of it is strenuous. My favorite parts are the clearing with all the kudzu and the patches of evergreen ground cover.
This is a fantastic urban, paved trail-- 6 miles in length; gently rolling terain, which follows a mildly roaring creek about three miles in. Access is also great with three entry points. Suitable for biking, walking, in-line skating. There are also few day time users.

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Trail Information

High Point
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Rd., High Point 27265; (336) 883-8531; highpointnc.gov/pr/piedmont_environmental_center.cfm; open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon−Fri
Local Contacts
USGS Guilford and High Point East. Download the area’s trail maps at the PEC website
Local Maps

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Jul 2018