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Robin's Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (6)

A visitor favorite that follows New Hope Creek and has numerous spring wildflowers.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

423' 129 m

High

403' 123 m

Low

8' 3 m

Up

28' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trail is open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Description

Robin's Trail follows New Hope Creek through Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and links to both parking areas. Robin's Trail has junctions with Bluebird Trail, Old Field Bluff Trail, and the Beech Loop, giving hikers access to the trails that traverse the Preserve.

As Robin's Trail meanders through New Hope Creek's floodplain, many wildflowers, especially spring ephemerals, abound from March to May. Additionally, visitors can see the remains of two old mills and a raceway along New Hope Creek. Whether you are looking for birds, trees, flowers, or for a peaceful place to sit and watch the river, Robin's Trail can provide it all.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous species of spring ephemerals and other wildflowers can be found along Robin's Trail in the floodplain of New Hope Creek, including trout lilies, spring beauties, dwarf crested irises, jack-in-the-pulpit, and atamasco lilies.

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Shared By:

Matthew Rutledge

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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#167

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Photos

When you hike in from the parking area on the Robin's Trail, take a short spur on the left to a beautiful creek overlook with bench. It's a great place to think and rest!
Jan 5, 2016 near Chapel…, NC
Reflection on rocks in creek at Johnston Mill.
Dec 30, 2015 near Chapel…, NC
The powerline easement creates a sunny spot of the creek where water accumulates into a convenient swimming hole.
Jan 5, 2016 near Chapel…, NC
Round-lobed Hepatica, Johnston Mill.
Dec 30, 2015 near Chapel…, NC

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Jul 26, 2020
Staci Barfield
5mi
Jun 14, 2020
Jason Baxter
Hiked Robins Creek (creek access), Bluebird Trail (field with full sun), north part of Old Field Bluff (nice woods), and Beech Trail (steep, but good) 4mi — 1h 36m
Mar 29, 2020
Zach Hayes
2.5mi — 4h 00m
Feb 22, 2020
Tina W
Oct 13, 2018
Alan Parry
Jul 3, 2017
Ernie Saul Rivera
Great local trail, great river/creek access for kids to enjoy nature. 1.1mi
Oct 16, 2016
Mike Campbell