Hiking Project Logo

Copperhead Trail

Intermediate
 2.7 (3)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

523' 159 m

High

410' 125 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

185' 56 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

A Neely

Trail Ratings

  2.7 from 3 votes

#1

in Fearrington

#37625

Overall
  2.7 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
33%
Trail Rankings

#1

in Fearrington

#1,452

in North Carolina

#37,625

Overall
14 Views Last Month
471 Since Jul 26, 2018
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Eastern entrance to Herndon Loop
Apr 13, 2020 near Fearrin…, NC
Sign at east end of trail.
Jul 28, 2018 near Fearrin…, NC
Western Entrance to Herndon Loop
Apr 13, 2020 near Fearrin…, NC

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

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.