A new trail opens at the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area on July 3, 2021. The Longleaf Loop Trail will offer an additional 1 mile of surfaced trail offering clear views of the mountain range above. The packed gravel trail is perfect for runners or hikers with strollers or animals. The Longleaf Loop Trail meanders through a section of the park that has been recently planted with Longleaf Pine, a species native to Eastern North Carolina, but rarely found in the Piedmont.

The Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area is the largest county park in the area with over 1,000 total acres. The development of the park will continue over the next several years and will include an observation tower, camping facilities, a wildlife observation platform, and more. Phase 2 of the park is expected to open in 2022.

The Longleaf Loop Trail is accessible via the Pine Hill Trailhead located at 5075 Bass Mountain Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Visitors to the park will enjoy rolling piedmont hills, abundant creeks and streams, and some of the best views in Alamance County.

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