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green Old Carriage Road

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Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 115' 35 m
Descent: -84' -26 m
High: 243' 74 m
Low: 145' 44 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A wide, crusher-fine gravel road that bisects the southern portion of GFNP.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Old Carriage Road is a broad, wooded trail that was once used to access Matildaville. The entire length is wooded, and is an excellent trail for bird watching. Most of the trail is flat and level, until you pass the southern intersection with the Matildaville Trail. After that point, the Carriage Road trail goes up the ridge in the southern part of the park, before descending to its end at Georgetown Pike.

The trailhead for this historic roadbed begins near the lower parking lot. Take an immediate right after you go through the entrance station to reach this parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

There are over 150 species of bird that can been seen in this park, along with fox, white tail deer, rabbits, chipmunks and many more.

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Nov 10, 2019
Ceylan Alkan
This trail is easy and beautiful. In the spring be careful, theres a chance of snakes. We have seen a copperhead here before.
May 31, 2018
Heather Walker
Mar 25, 2017
Carson Gray
Mar 24, 2017
Gin Cady

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