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Cane Creek Mountains Northern Approach Loop

Snow Camp, North Carolina



2.32 miles

Elevation Gain

351 ft

Route Type



Added by Simone Adams

The Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area is a nature park in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Pine Hill Trailhead is the first phase of the park and includes 3.5 miles of trails. 

All the trails are color-coded and marked with matching blazes every tenth of a mile. The 2.5-mile Northern Approach Trail has elevation gains of 330 feet and is more challenging than the 1-mile Heartleaf Loop. Both trails also offer well-marked "shortcut" trails that will bypass the full loop and get you back to the parking lot quicker. The Northern Approach Trail has a spectacular view at the top of the mountain, the highest peak in NC east of Greensboro at 987 feet. 

The parking area includes ADA parking and restrooms. Just off the parking lot, on the Northern Approach Trail, are two picnic tables. 


Open every day except Christmas Day
Jan 1 - Mar 31: 8am - 6pm
Apr 1 - Apr 30: 8am - 8pm
May 1 - Aug 31: 8am - 9pm
Sep 1 - Oct 31: 8am - 8pm
Nov 1 - Dec 31 - 8am - 6pm

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
ADA Accessible

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