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Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 137' 42 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 460' 140 m
Low: 330' 101 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Rumsey

Visitors will find the trails at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area to be easy to moderate in difficulty.

Kevin Rumsey

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A great tour of the trails at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area.

Runner Notes

When running on the Ledge Creek Trail near Ledge Creek, slow down and enjoy the view.

Description

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) opened 3 miles of running trails at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area in Granville County, with a parking area and trailhead, located at 3189 Brogden Road near Stem. The trails lead past fields being restored to forest and wildflower meadows, older woodland being managed for wildlife habitat, and hardwood forest found on the slopes above Ledge Creek. Picnic tables are available for visitors near the parking area.

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Jun 19, 2018
Kevin Rumsey
Tough 1.6mi — 16h 31m

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The very bottom of trail along Ledge Creek is steep and forested. The slopes are dominated by native oaks, hickories, beeches, and tulip poplars.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC
A view of the bigger pond of two at Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Trail. Now the pond provides habitat and water for wildlife.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC
Wonderful view of Ledge Creek.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC
Decision time on the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Trail, between following the Yellow Trail, or taking the Blue Trail back to the parking area.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC
Forest surrounds this long abandoned farm pond that once provided water for livestock or for crops grown on nearby fields.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC
A trail marker pointing the way for the Blue or Green Trail.
May 22, 2017 near Butner, NC

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