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De Hart Botanical Gardens

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An excellent way to enjoy nature and its wonders.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Loop

343' 104 m

High

267' 81 m

Low

179' 55 m

Up

178' 54 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers

The Gardens are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Overview

Exploring the De Hart Botanical Gardens is a superb way to enjoy nature and its beauty, whether you follow a stream, hike around the lake, view the waterfalls, or tackle the boulders on the hills. A must for all.

Description

From the parking area located at the northwestern side of this trail system, you have your choices of which direction to explore. There are two sides to this trail system, the waterfall side and lake side, and both are worth exploring. For this hike, you'll head out on the Waterfall Trail to explore the northeastern side of the gardens.

The Waterfall Trail loops through the northeastern section of the park, exploring the woods and running alongside a stream and past a lake. You can also connect to the short Historical Loop Trail to explore the area further.

Once you complete your loop on the Waterfall Trail, you can then continues south onto the Rock Trail to connect to the Lake Trail and then finally the Crane Fly Orchid Trail. These interconnected trails offer a series of loops in and around the woods and past the lake, making for a fun and scenic hike. After you are done exploring this area, simply head back to the start to complete your hike.

History & Background

Donated by De hart family, to used for community enjoyment, and gift by Louisburg College

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Rumsey

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A beautiful view from the shore.
May 1, 2017 near Youngsv…, NC
The beginning of the Waterfall Trail.
May 1, 2017 near Youngsv…, NC
A small trailside waterfall.
May 1, 2017 near Youngsv…, NC
The entrance to the Waterfall Trail is marked by this signage.
May 9, 2017 near Youngsv…, NC

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