Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail was developed by the Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in partnership with Troop #1 of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, NC. The trail connects the Union County Agricultural Center to the Jesse Helms Trail and park.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Monroe (NC)
0.2 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Woodchips
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn to Dusk


"The Heritage Trail has two objectives: Educate the public about woodland plants native to the Piedmont and Connect with the Union County Thread Trail, maximizing recreational and transportation resources." Heritage Trail Webpage. The Boy Scout and Master Gardeners of Union County volunteers plus the Union County Rec and Park worked together to create a wonderful trail. The trail has plenty of benches to stop and appreciate the native plants and animals that call the woods their home. The trail connects to the Jesse Helms Trail for another 2.2-mile loop that crosses the Flat Branch Creek. The creek crossings may be difficult depending due to heavy rainfall.

Trail Manager

Contact for more information Debbie Dillion with:

NC State Extension
Debbie Dillion
3230 Presson Road
Suite D
Monroe, NC 28112
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: 3230-D, Presson Rd, Monroe, NC 28112 MAP

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