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PiedmontPiedmont Trail (2.75 miles)
  • Surface: Natural 
  • Traffic: Hiking Only 

The Piedmont Trail traverses a kudzu field before jutting into the wooded watershed buffer on the north shores of Lake Brandt. The trail takes hikers by blackberries, strawberries, cherry trees, stands of cedar and wildflowers. Keep an eye out for whitetail deer, wild turkeys or an Eastern Bog Turtle, the official state reptile, near the trail. The Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club sponsors the trail and offers organized hikes.

Please Note:

Bicycles are prohibited on the Piedmont Trail. This trail is linear and therefore doubles the distance on a trip out and back. The Watershed Trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

How do I get there?

This Piedmont Trail can be accessed from the trailhead parking lot on Strawberry Road, north of Lake Brandt and east of the intersection of Strawberry Road and Highway 220 North. Parking is also available at the trailhead access, located about 1/3 mile north of the Lake Brandt Marina on the west side of Lake Brandt Road.

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

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