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Love Valley Trail

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Parking Address: 169 Henry Martin Trail, Love Valley, NC 28625. MAP

Trailhead Location:MAP


The Love Valley Trail features 2.7 miles of natural surface trail that winds through the foothills of the Brushy Moutains. The trail is primarily enjoyed by horseback riders.

Love Valley is a unique place that invites visitors to take a step back in time. With horse traffic on the main street, the old-fashioned saloons and restaurants are excellent places to stop for lunch after a nice ride. 

For more information on these trails, visit the Town of Love Valley website or contact Tori Baker of Love Valley at 919-349-3541. Additionally, Charlotte Observer publisher an article about the history of Love Valley- ARTICLE.

Other Information

Special Note: Hikers and bikers must yield to horses. 

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Love Valley online for more information or contact:

Town of Love Valley
169 Henry Martin Trail
Love Valley, NC 28625
Phone: 919-349-3541


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The Love Valley Trail features 2.7 miles of natural surface trail suitable for horseback riding. It is a beautiful and historic ride through the foothills of Brushy Mountain.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Horseback Riding
Location Love Valley (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length2.7 miles, One Way
Surface Natural surface
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces50
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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