Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, Belmont, NC – 5 miles loop (Easy to Moderate) – 9:30 am on Saturday 1/31/2015
This 2.8 mile (each way) natural surface trail meanders along the shoreline of Lake Wylie. This trail connects to other trails at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG) that creates a five mile loop from the trail head at the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail.
The preserve protects important sensitive areas around the lake and safeguards wildlife habitat for wild turkeys, turtles and native wildflowers. Seven Oaks Preserve trail also has some magnificent swamp chestnut oak trees near the lake. Additionally, there are huge tulip poplar trees, great paw paw patches and persimmon trees. Birds you may see or hear: Osprey, kingfishers, pileated woodpeckers and bald eagles.
Let’s take a morning to enjoy fresh air and appreciate the work of many volunteers on this segment of the Carolina Thread Trail system. We will follow the trail to the end where you will find seating awaiting. You might want to take a few moments to enjoy and reflect on the natural beauty of the area. We then will finish the loop through Persimmon Trail via DSBG parking lot which continues to Boulevard trail and Worrell trail. Worrell Trail will take you back to the trail head parking lot. The hike will take 3 to 4 hours.
- Limited to 15 hikers. You don’t have to be a Sierra Club member to participate. To sign up please contact Thanh Huynh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-609-5940.
- Participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. You can view the waiver here: