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Yellow Trail

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -183' -56 m
High: 3,271' 997 m
Low: 3,088' 941 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Conserving Carolina

This trail offers an alternate route to hikers in Florence Nature Preserve, leading to a beautiful babbling brook.

Conserving Carolina

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This short trail connects the White Trail and the Blue Trail for hikers desiring a slightly shorter hike. It gets steep in some sections, but this trail is still recommended for all hikers. The trail wanders amongst the rhododendron and mountain laurels that populate this area, and ends at a tributary that feeds into Hickory Creek. It's the perfect place to go for a quiet and pleasant hike in the woods, off the beaten path. This land is home to many special plants and wildlife, from pink and yellow ladyslippers to rare salamanders. Keep your eyes open, and you never know what you might see!

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.

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Land Manager: Conserving Carolina

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Take a peaceful stroll through the woods.
Jan 23, 2020 near Fairview, NC

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