This trail starts just after crossing the culverts of Carvers Creek. Along the trail is a small hill composed of paint rock, a rock type that is unique to the Sandhills.
This trail spurs off the Longlead Pine Trail and leads to a small pond. The pond is home to bluegill, amphibians and freshwater macroinvertebrates. Visitors might also spot evidence of beaver activity.
This trail starts at the intersection where the equestrian access trail and the Longleaf Pine Trail meet, goes past the parking lot and loops back around to the Longlead Pine Trail. Visitors can observe the scenic longleaf pine with wiregrass understory, which is a glimple of what the Sandhills of North Carolina is supposed to look like with prescribed fire.
This trail starts at the trailhead and all other trails spur off this main trail. The trail crosses over Carvers Creek, and there is a small footbridge that hikers can use to cross.
The Weed Patch Mountain Trail connects Eagle Rock in Chimney Rock State Park to Buffalo Creek Park near Rumbling Bald Resort. It traverses rugged mountain terrain through a remote wilderness area. The trail is designed for hiking and mountain biking. Rock climbing is permitted on Eagle Rock with a permit. Click here to reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock.
Our newest trail, that includes several natural rock and tree obstacles and is rated as a difficult trail for hiking and moderate for biking.
This wheelchair-accessible loop has several exercise and activity stations set up along the way. This trail is located off of 7th Street, with parking at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center.
The park's Sand Path is a generations old farm path that leads to the park's four (4) semi-primitive group sites. The Sand Path features a 1.8 mile round trip for joggers or hikers and forms a large section of the loop formed by hiking the Longleaf and Spanish Moss trails together. This path travels into a mixed pine and hardwood forest and borders an intensively managed section of the park being worked on by division staff to restore longleaf pine habitat. This trail may be traveled by vehicles at low speeds by campers so hikers must be aware of the dual use.
The park's two-mile-long Lake Trail is the most recent trail built on the park and was opened to the public in June of 2015. This trail features a three-foot width and a natural, sand base that makes it ideal for hikers or joggers. The exact two-mile length also provides joggers with a precise distance that can be used to judge work-out speeds. This trail winds through a previously-unused forested section of the park and provides a good look at many mature white oaks in addition to a variety of other hardwoods.