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Purser-Hulsey Park Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

A short, beginner friendly trail in the heart of Matthews.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

99%

Runnable

777' 237 m

High

722' 220 m

Low

70' 21 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Closes for 24 hours after rain. For current condition go to the Tarheel Trailblazers site, here.

Description

The Purser-Hulsey Park Trail opened in mid-2017 with a roughly 1.5-mile main trail. Since then, a couple of side loops - Enchanted Forest (~0.5mi) and Backside Loop (~3mi) - have been added increasing the potential total mileage to about 4.5 miles.

The trailhead is off of Phillips Road at trail kiosk to the back of the parking lot - the community garden is very noticable from the road. It's multi-use with bikers & walkers/runners, with recommendation to traverse in opposite directions for safety.

The trail is beginner friendly with minimal elevation change and opportunities to shorten distance even from the 1.5-mile main loop. Also, there are seating benches at points along the main loop providing an opportunity to rest and sit in natural setting.

The natural undulation of some of the drainage ravines adds a little fun to the run.

It should also be noted that the trail is maintained by the Tarheel Trailblazers Mountain Bike Club - tarheeltrailblazers.com

The community of visitors have taken things a step further with painted rocks - visitors are encouraged to find and move the rocks along the trail and even to bring in your own painted rock.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Michael Goins

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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Purser-Hulsey Backside Loop Biker Entrance
Apr 15, 2020 near Stallings, NC
Purser-Hulsey Backside Loop Hiker Entrance
Apr 15, 2020 near Stallings, NC
Walker Entrance to the Enchanted Trail Loop off Purser-Hulsey Main Trail
Mar 8, 2020 near Stallings, NC
Biker Entrance to Enchanted Forest Loop off Purser-Hulsey Main Trail
Mar 8, 2020 near Stallings, NC

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