Trails in the Florence Nature Preserve Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Florence Nature Preserve Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Florence Nature Preserve trailhead, see the Florence Nature Preserve Trailhead page.

Need to find trails by another method? Go back to Trails.

Florence Preserve Blue Trail

  • As Florence Preserve's longest trail, this one has a variety of character. From Kelly Mountain Road up to the Yellow trailhead connector, this is a narrow, slope-side trail with a couple of creek crossings on log bridges. Some neat trees grow here,...
  • 1.8mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Florence Preserve Orange - Little Pisgah Point Trail

  • This is the orange trail (one of three) that leads from the Blue Trail out to Little Pisgah Point. It's a gently-sloped old road bed, which passes near an opening in the forest that lets in a lot of light and lets lots of poison ivy grow. Right at...
  • 0.2mi, Climbs Gently, Some Obstacles

Florence Preserve Orange Overlook Trail

  • Not to be confused with the other orange trails in the preserve, this a short, narrow side path to the unnamed overlook off the Red trail. This is the best overlook in the Preserve, in my opinion, with some good views to the west up the gorge. Some...
  • 0.1mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Florence Preserve Orange West Trail

  • A ridgetop and side-hill trail which mostly parallels Little Pisgah Road, in the preserve's northwest section.
  • 0.5mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Florence Preserve Red Trail

More Difficult
  • Climbs steeply from Kelly Hill Road, up to the top of the ridge. Parts of this segment are heavily eroded. Beyond the Orange overlook connector, this levels out - it's an old road bed - and there are some sections with lots of poison ivy to watch out...
  • 1.1mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Florence Preserve White Trail

  • Follows an old road bed along most of its length, with a gentle grade compared to other trails in the area. Two creek crossings.
  • 0.3mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Florence Preserve Yellow Trail

  • This is one of 3 yellow trails in Florence Nature Preserve, which (taken together and using connectors) traverse the area from southeast to northwest. This is an old road bed - steep and narrow at times as it leaves the Blue Trail - which climbs all...
  • 0.25mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Florence Preserve Yellow North Trail

  • A dead-end trail, on an old road bed. Ends near the western most creek in the preserve.
  • 0.25mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Florence Preserve Yellow Trailhead Connector

  • Climbs, steeply at first, from the new trailhead on US 74-A (the old chimney) to the Blue Trail near the main stream. Passes near some very steep areas near the beginning; use caution, especially if you have kids (the trail itself is quite safe)....
  • 0.75mi, Climbs Steeply, Some Obstacles

Nearby Trails

The following trails cross into this trailhead area, but are primarily accessed from another trailhead:

Wildcat Rock Trail

  • **Note**: [The trail is now officially open]( all the way to [Bearwallow Mountain](/trailheads/bearwallow-mountain/)! GPS recordings and our GIS data show the hike to be...
  • 3.9mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough
  • Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead