Hikes

One of PLC’s priorities is to protect places that can help connect people to nature, balancing our increasingly indoor, urban lives with the benefits and fun of being outside for all ages. Benefitting health through outdoor recreation – fishing, hiking, birding, canoeing/kayaking, and quiet enjoyment, access to open space and natural areas is critical for our region’s future, and PLC plays an important role in making these types of places available.

Here are 5 hand-picked areas perfect for  hiking. Each trail has a connection to a PLC conservation project. Going to check them out? Tag us on Instagram (@piedmontland) and Facebook. Use the hashtag #PLCHikes.


Pilot Creek Trail at Pilot Mountain State Park

PLC facilitated an addition to the park which resulted in this new hiking trail. It’s a great one! Please note, the trailhead is NOT within the main entrance to the park. More information found here!

Miles: 6.1

Grade: Moderate

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Black Walnut Bottom Trail in Historic Bethania

Over 180 acres of historic Bethania has been protected by PLC. This easy hike showcases some of the best of this area.

More information found here!

Miles: 2.8

Grade: Easy

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Wolf Rock Loop Trail at Hanging Rock State Park

Hikes options range in difficulty and length, pick the one that helps you on your goal and fits your ability. PLC has added significant acreage to Hanging Rock State Park over the years.

Wolf Rock Loop Trail

Click here for more info!

Miles: 3.1

Grade: Moderate

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Knight Brown Nature Preserve

The PLC owned and managed Knight Brown Nature Preserve is a hidden gem in Randolph County. 

Click here for more trail info! More information on the nature preserve itself found here.

Miles: 3.0 (per hike)

Grade: Moderate

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Evergreen Trails at Price Park

The city of Greensboro manages the 92-acre Julian and Ethel Clay Price Park which is protected by a conservation easement held by PLC and features hiking trails and a bird and butterfly sanctuary.

Trail info found here.

Miles: 1.0

Grade: Easy

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