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Copperhead Trail

Intermediate
 2.7 (3)

A beautiful trail from The Veranda shopping area into the heart of Briar Chapel.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

97%

Runnable

523' 159 m

High

410' 125 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

185' 56 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open during daylight hours.

Need to Know

Great restaurants and ice cream at The Veranda. Also, there is parking about 0.75 mile down the parkway. Take a left on Catullo Run and the lot is on the right.

Runner Notes

There are a couple of steep hills, and some erosion damage. Stay on the hiking trail where bike trails branch off.

Description

From The Veranda parking lot, the trail roughly parallels Briar Chapel Parkway, though you'll slowly climb a grade that rises above the road, giving you some nice views. Then the trail drops down to a long, winding bridge across Pokeberry Creek, where beaver have impounded the water and provided a habitat for birds, turtles, and frogs. The trail continues to follow Pokeberry Creek until it reaches Great Ridge Parkway, where there are a few parking spaces.

Either double back, or run through the neighborhood and pick up another trail to loop back. See the map here.

Flora & Fauna

Birds, beaver, turtles, frogs.

Contacts

Shared By:

A Neely

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Eastern entrance to Herndon Loop
Apr 13, 2020 near Fearrin…, NC
Sign at east end of trail.
Jul 28, 2018 near Fearrin…, NC
Western Entrance to Herndon Loop
Apr 13, 2020 near Fearrin…, NC

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