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Copperhead Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 114' 35 m
Descent: -185' -56 m
High: 523' 159 m
Low: 410' 125 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by A Neely

A beautiful trail from The Veranda shopping area into the heart of Briar Chapel.

A Neely

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

Family Friendly Beaver dams and wildlife. Lots of mountain bike trails that are mostly separate from the walking trails.

Open during daylight hours.

Need to Know

Great restaurants and ice cream at The Veranda. Also, there is parking about 0.75 mile down the parkway. Take a left on Catullo Run and the lot is on the right.

Description

From The Veranda parking lot, the trail roughly parallels Briar Chapel Parkway, though you'll slowly climb a grade that rises above the road, giving you some nice views. Then the trail drops down to a long, winding bridge across Pokeberry Creek, where beaver have impounded the water and provided a habitat for birds, turtles, and frogs. The trail continues to follow Pokeberry Creek until it reaches Great Ridge Parkway, where there are a few parking spaces.

Either double back, or hike through the neighborhood and pick up another trail to loop back. See the map here.

Flora & Fauna

Birds, beaver, turtles, frogs.

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Jan 27, 2019
Susanne Kjemtrup-Lovelace
Trail is basically a bog next to a busy road. The BriarChapel development and auto traffic associated with it is the main detriment.

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Sign at east end of trail.
Jul 28, 2018 near Fearrin…, NC

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