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De Hart Botanical Gardens

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 179' 55 m
Descent: -178' -54 m
High: 343' 104 m
Low: 267' 81 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Rumsey

An excellent way to enjoy nature and its wonders.

Kevin Rumsey

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers

The Gardens are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Overview

Exploring the De Hart Botanical Gardens is a superb way to enjoy nature and its beauty, whether you follow a stream, run around the lake, view the waterfalls, or tackle the boulders on the hills. A must for all.

Runner Notes

Enjoy all the beauty.

Description

From the parking area located at the northwestern side of this trail system, you have your choices of which direction to explore. There are two sides to this trail system, the waterfall side and lake side, and both are worth exploring. For this run, you'll head out on the Waterfall Trail to explore the northeastern side of the gardens.

The Waterfall Trail loops through the northeastern section of the park, exploring the woods and running alongside a stream and past a lake. You can also connect to the short Historical Loop Trail to explore the area further.

Once you complete your loop on the Waterfall Trail, you can then continues south onto the Rock Trail to connect to the Lake Trail and then finally the Crane Fly Orchid Trail. These interconnected trails offer a series of loops in and around the woods and past the lake, making for a fun and scenic run. After you are done exploring this area, simply head back to the start to complete your run.

History & Background

Donated by De hart family, to used for community enjoyment, and gift by Louisburg College

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