Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bald Brass Eagle Jog

Found some new Guilford County, NC trails!

Started at the end of the loop that connects to the three-mile Bald Eagle Trail. That loop begins near the intersection of Brass Eagle and Long Valley roads (both dirt roads).

From downtown Greensboro, take Bryan Blvd. toward the airport. Take the Fleming Street exit and turn right. After two miles, look for Brass Eagle Road on the right. You will quickly pass the trail head for the short walking trail called Beech Bluff Trail.

Very soon, thereafter, turn right on Long Valley Road and park. There is a loop trail to the actual Bald Eagle Trail which follows Lake Higgins back to Lake Brandt.

In my hour out-and-back jog, I crossed a couple roads near their bridges over Lake Higgins and went by new construction. (Something related to FedEx?)

Mostly I was away from houses and people. The Greensboro Fat Tire Society keeps Bald Eagle Trail in good shape for trail bikes. I just saw two fellows together on their bikes and one other jogger.

NOTE: Cyclists are asked to yield to hikers, but this old, slow joggers finds that it really works better to give way to the more serious cyclists, who have to remain very attentive to the trails' roots and turns, and who very much appreciate your stepping briefly off trail to let them keep up some momentum.

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