Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Trail

This 2-mile natural surface trail weaves through a 358-acre preserve protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy. The trail also resides within the Girl Scouts’ Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs in Iredell County.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Location
Statesville (NC)
Length
2.0 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Surface
Natural surface
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
10
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This 2-mile natural surface trail is housed on the Oak Springs Campus and is a beautiful place to hike or mountain bike. The Oak Springs Campus is a 673-acre campus and a regional destination for Girl Scouts. The campus hosts camp activities and educational experiences for girls from Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York Counties. 

Nature enthusiasts will delight in this trail, which careens through a NC State Significant Natural Heritage Site, an area of special biodiversity importance identified by the NC Natural Heritage Program. The intent of the program is to protect habitat for rare plant and animal species. 

Other Information

An Imprint is an Impact. Please protect the trails. Don’t ride if the ground is muddy and be mindful when you hike in wet conditions.

Trail Manager

Visit the Catawba Lands Conservancy's website for more information or contact:

Catawba Lands Conservancy
Land Stewardship Director
4530 Park Road, Suite 420
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-342-3330 x1209
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Trail Tips

Bugs Be Gone
Wear light-colored clothing, ideally DEET-free insect repellent, or a headnet to safely keep the biting bugs at bay.

Trailhead Information

Parking Address: Near 1763 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625 MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

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August 08, 2022
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The information has been passed on to our trail maintenance team to address.
davidmorway
August 08, 2022
We hiked the trail on 7/26/2022 and shortly after the trail started there was a tree/bush down which blocked the path. We did go off the trail to go around it and the rest of the trail was fine. This was our first time on this trail so I don't know how long this blockage had been there (but it looked like it has been there awhile).
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