The White Trail begins on the privately owned Little Pisgah Road and intersects the Red Trail
, Yellow Trail
, and Blue Trail
. It allows hikers to take a shorter route on the Nature Loop and see some incredible features. A bridge along the trail takes hikers over a stream crossing teeming with life. Look out for salamanders, frogs, and other aquatic critters here.
Dr. Tom Florence and his wife Glenna left a legacy of natural wonders when they donated their 600 acre property on Little Pisgah Mountain to Conserving Carolina. The couple started acquiring this land on the southern slopes of the mountain in the 1960s and they made regular trips from Georgia to enjoy it. In their retirement, they lived on the land for 20 years. They came to have a deep sense of connection to the land, and they didn't want its natural treasures ever to be lost. And they didn't want to just keep them to themselves.
The Florences donated 300 acres to Conserving Carolina in 1996, which was the first property that the land trust owned. They went on to donate an additional 300 acres in 2001. Conserving Carolina adopted and improved nearly five miles of existing trails and has opened the land to the public as the Florence Nature Preserve.