Palmetto Trail

Palmetto Trail

Palmetto Trail (1.6 miles)

  • Surface: Natural
  • Traffic: Hiking Only

This trail parallels the western side of Lake Brandt’s southern arm and offers opportunities for viewing waterfowl and wildlife as well as some interesting geological features unique to the area. The trail was built by volunteers in the fall of 2003, led by local trail advocate Bill Craft. The Crafty Cruisers sponsor the Palmetto Trail and planted 100 palmetto trees along the trail to commemorate its dedication.

How do I get there?

The Palmetto Trailhead is located north of the Horse Pen Creek bridge on Old Battleground Road. Parking is available at the Nat Greene Trailhead parking lot on Old Battleground Road. The trail is also accessible at the Lake Brandt Greenway just north of the H. Michael Weaver Bridge. See map for details.

Please note:

Bicycles are prohibited on the Palmetto Trail. This trail is linear and will double the distance on a trip out and back. The Watershed Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Map: Greensboro Watershed Trails System (PDF)

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