South Mary's Trail
ElevationAscent: 108' 33 m
Descent: -116' -35 m
High: 588' 179 m
Low: 524' 160 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
Current trail conditions
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“A nice, quick trail in a great setting, this is the southern extent of Mary's Trail.”— Keith Barnhardt
Heading south from the parking lot, the trail follows the visible track of the historic road that used to connect Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. It cuts across an open meadow with a nice overlook of the park, and the remainder of the trail is wooded.
The going can get rocky in patches, and there are footbridges where the trail loops back and forth over a small creek. This portion of the trail ends near a historic cemetery, and from there you can continue on mowed paths to the farmstead and parking area, North Mary's Trail, or Alice's Loop Trail.