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Pharr Family Preserve Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A pleasant out-and-back trail through the preserve.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

509' 155 m

High

486' 148 m

Low

29' 9 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

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5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Family Friendly This trail makes a great one to bring your kids to as they learn the ropes.

Gate hours: October-March 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | April-September 7:00 am – 8:00 p.m.

THE TRAIL IS NOW OPEN TO THE SECOND BRIDGE (O.6 MILES). THE REMAINING TRAIL AND CANOE/KAYAK LAUNCH ARE STILL CLOSED PENDING REPAIRS. ALTERNATIVE LAUNCH POINT IS Riverbend Farm Trail.

Description

The Pharr Family Preserve is home to 1.7 miles of natural surface trail perfect for walking or biking. The trail winds through 66 acres of land protected by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The property also features a canoe and kayak launch located 300 yards from the trailhead.The Pharr Family Preserve Trail offers a unique place to meander through a protected alluvial forest along the scenic Rocky River.

From the parking lot, you'll experience a nice descent towards the kayak drop off point. Take a left to stay on the trail, or go straight to see the kayak drop off. The trail is relatively flat with mild rolling terrain as it travels through the trees and opens areas. Hikers will cross three bridges on the way to the abrupt end, where you must turn around to return to your car. This is a multi-use trail so you'll likely have some bikers as company as you hike.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zachary Trivett with improvements by Carolina Thread Trail

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Pharr Farm Trail.
Sep 29, 2017 near Locust, NC
Small swamp off the side of the trail produces some great visuals in the afternoon.
Jan 30, 2021 near Locust, NC

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Mar 14, 2021
Mark Grigg
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Mark Grigg
Wet and muddy today 3.4mi