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Hike the Deep River State Trail

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a year of celebrating North Carolina’s 14 State Trails with a hike on the Deep River State Trail! The trail follows its namesake river through the central Piedmont from Jamestown in Guilford County south and east through Randolph, Moore, Chatham and Lee counties before emptying into the Cape Fear River. It is one of just two State Trails with both a hiking and paddling component.

On this hike we will explore the land aspect of the trail, hiking from Franklinville downstream to Ramseur. The 1.5-mile hike (3 miles out and back) is on finely crushed gravel on an old rail bed paralelling the river. It penetrates a lush hardwood forest, passing an old grist mill and Deep River Fabricators, ending at the new Sandy Creek Bridge. On this guided hike you will learn the history of the railroad and the various mills along the way.

This is considered an easy hike. There is an optional 1-mile hike to Faith Rock, which is deemed moderate.

Come and learn about the Deep River State Trail and North Carolina’s other 13 State Trails!

This event is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources/Hometown Strong, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Randolph County, Lee County, Deep River Park Association, and NC Great Trails State Coalition.