Crockett Trail (1.2 miles)
- Surface: Natural
- Traffic: Hiking Only
Previously known as the Peninsula Trail, this path takes a winding route along a peninsula that juts out into the backwaters of Lake Townsend. The trail offers hikers a pleasant vista along the shores of the western portion of the lake. Spectacular views of fall foliage across Lake Townsend make this trail very popular during the autumn months. The trail was recently renamed to honor Pat Crockett, an avid hiker new to the Greensboro area who was killed while trying to cross the road at the trailhead on N. Church Street. After his death, Pat’s wife worked diligently with state and City representatives to improve the pedestrian crossing area near the trail head, as well as parking areas.
Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Crockett Trail is one of six watershed trails designated as part of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Bicycles are prohibited on the Crockett Trail. The Watershed Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.
How do I get there?
The Crockett Trail starts on the east side of N. Church Street (across the road from Laurel Bluff Trail). Parking is available at the Crockett Trail Parking lot just before the Laurel Bluff Trail crossing if headed north and roadside parking is available at the southern trailhead on N. Church Street. Please use caution.
- View a detailed map and click on "P" parking symbols for links to turn-by-turn Google directions.