Trails of Nottingham County Park

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The Par-Course Fitness Trail has 18 exercise stations that allow you to choose the level of difficulty. You may also find an abundance of wildflowers around this one-mile loop, and at the nearby butterfly and hummingbird garden.

Lonesome Pine Trail - 0.4 Miles
Lonesome Pine Trail is mostly shaded and runs in a north/south direction through the center of the park. The connecting firebreaks provide interesting wildflowers and other flora. This area may be heavily populated with white-tailed deer and different species of birds.

Doe Trail - .99 Miles
Two-thirds of Doe Trail runs west and parallel to Black Run. Many favorite wildflowers are found along this pleasant trail, which terminates at Feldspar Trail. Along the way, you will pass the WWII monument at Victory Run and Black Run.

Fawn Trail - 0.25 Miles
This short trail begins at the Pavilion #7 gate,
running in a southernly direction and crossing Black Run stream. A favorite birding location for Northern Oriole and Prairie Warbler.

Feldspar Trail - .64 Miles
Feldspar Trail starts at Park Road and Cemetery Road, and runs south past Black Run, before ending at Buck Trail. This quarry feature represents the location of Nottingham's early 1900's feldspar quarrying industry.

Buck Trail - 2.73 Miles
Buck Trail bisects the Natural Area. Traveling east to west, it is situated on the highest elevations in the park, providing some of the most spectacular views of the valleys to the north. You are truly in “the barrens” when hiking this trail.

Chrome Trail - 0.20 Miles
Although its only .20 miles, Chrome Trail is significant because it starts in the day use area, and connects to Doe Trail at that intersection. The savannah area is a prairie ecosystem featuring warm season grasses, as well as state- and globally-rare flora.

Serpentine Barrens Heritage Hike
Starting at the grassland demonstration area, follow portions of the Chrome, Doe and Feldspar Trails, exploring the relationship between the natural resources in our serpentine barrens and the history of mining. Brochures for this self-guided hike are available at the park office.