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OspreyOsprey Trail (2.3 miles)
  • Surface: Natural 
  • Traffic: Hiking Only 

The Osprey Trail presents an easy-to-moderate 2.7-mile hike along the south banks of Lake Townsend. Ospreys have been nesting along this trail for years and, if you watch carefully, you may spot one overhead, hovering above the lake, looking for fish. Sponsored by Guilford Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) Friends, the Osprey Trail is part of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Please Note:

Bicycles are prohibited on the Osprey Trail. Watershed Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

How do I get there?

Osprey Trail is located on the eastern side of N. Church Street, south of the Peninsula Trail. You can walk along the east side of Church Street to make a connection from the Peninsula Trail to the Osprey Trail (or vice versa). There is a large parking lot for Osprey Trail on Yanceyville Street.

  • View a detailed map and click on "P" parking symbols for links to turn-by-turn Google directions.

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