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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
Sharon Wilson-Land Stewardship Director
4530 Park Road, Suite 420
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-342-3330 x209
sharon@catawbalands.org
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Trail Tips

Road Walk Wisdom
Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.

Trailhead Information

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

Trailhead Location: MAP

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