Due to recent heavy rain in the area, many streams and rivers are experiencing flooding. We recommend you check the trail map below and/or contact your local municipality to find out if a trail is closed. Please use caution if accessing the trails, and remain patient as our team works to clear them after waters recede. Thank you.

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Trail

Trail Tips

Layer Up

When out on trail in cooler weather, wear layers which are easy to add/remove so that you can maintain a comfortable temperature.

Trailhead

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

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

**Due to the amount of rainfall and flooding from hurricane Eta, there will be debris on the trail for some time until our limited number of staff can clear it out.** - updated 11/16/2020

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
4530 Park Road, Suite 420
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: 704-342-3330 x209
sharon@catawbalands.org

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Statesville (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length 2.0 miles, One Way
Surface Natural surface
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant No
Number of parking spaces 10
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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