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Old Field Bluff Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A moderate trail that ascends the bluffs and offers some stunning views of the streams below.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

463' 141 m

High

409' 125 m

Low

51' 16 m

Up

82' 25 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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

Description

Old Field Bluff Trail winds through several different ecosystems, including riparian woodlands, upland woods, and open grassy meadows. Old Field Bluff Trail meets Robin's Trail, the Bluebird Trail, and the Beech Loop as it traverses a large area of Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.

The trail weaves through a mesic riparian forest and a grassy meadow before climbing the bluffs to an upland hardwood forest. Several trail segments offer great views of the stream below, several of which can be appreciated while relaxing on TLC benches.

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Shared By:

Matthew Rutledge

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#288

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#8,227

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Step Hill rises above the creek.
Feb 7, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Bluebird.
Nov 9, 2016 near Chapel…, NC
Creek - Johnston Mill.
Dec 30, 2015 near Chapel…, NC
Round-lobed Hepatica, Johnston Mill.
Dec 30, 2015 near Chapel…, NC

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