Blue Heron Trail (3.25 miles)
- Surface: Natural
- Traffic: Hiking & Biking
Blue Heron is the newest Watershed Trail in Greensboro and it offers an extension of the Reedy Fork trail via N. Church Street! The Greensboro Fat Tire Society has been working hard constructing Blue Heron since spring 2009. The trail skirts along the shore line of beautiful Lake Townsend. There is plenty of variety too as the trail leads you out of the woods for multiple power line crossings. A few sections have deep gullies and dips that are fun to blast through and out of on your bike. Blue Heron flows great and is relatively easy for any rider or hiker to tackle.
How do I get there?
Take N. Church Street towards US Hwy. 150. After you pass Air Harbor Road, cross Lake Townsend and immediately pull off the road onto side street parking for the Blue Heron trailhead directly across from the Reedy Fork trailhead. The other trailhead is on Yanceyville Road and is visible to the left if you are heading north, just after you cross Lake Townsend.
Blue Heron Trail is designed for the enjoyment of mountain biking enthusiasts and hikers. Cyclists are asked to yield trail right-of-way to hikers. Please avoid riding after rainfall when the trails are muddy.
Map: Greensboro Watershed Trails System (PDF)