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Rich Fork Preserve is a Hidden Gem in High Point North Carolina

Hiking, Mountain Biking By Jun 04, 2023 No Comments
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Rich Fork Preserve has to be one of my favorite Hiking Spots in High Point North Carolina. Not only can you hike here if you have a mountain bike they have a great course with lots of trails that will challenge even experienced mountain bikers.

Rich Fork Preserve features a highly diverse trail system crafted from the unique topography found on-site. Features include hiking, and biking, and offer users a chance to view incredible arrays of wildlife and preserved historic structures. 

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Rich Fork Preserve has basically 2 Hiking Courses. One course is fairly short and splits in 2 half of a mile track, the top track does a loop looking down on a creek, beware the hill is very steep on this course.

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The other short trail goes down to a creek which is perfect to wade in and cool off in the summer. My kids love going down here and looking for crayfish.

The shorter trails will take you maybe 30 minutes to hike both and offer some cool views. Beyond its natural beauty, Rich Fork Preserve also holds historical significance. The preserve features remnants of old homesteads and tobacco barns, offering glimpses into the region’s rich history. Take a moment to appreciate the cultural heritage and imagine the lives of those who once called this land home. As you explore, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the preservation efforts that have allowed this historical and natural treasure to thrive.

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If you really want to go hiking I recommend taking the left trail which is also open for mountain bikers. If you look at the photo below you will see how wide the trail is.

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This trail is much longer and goes past the same creek but it also goes up a small mountain and goes on for miles. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner seeking a leisurely stroll, Rich Fork Preserve offers trails that cater to all skill levels. From gentle paths perfect for a leisurely family outing to more challenging trails that will test your endurance, there is a route for everyone to explore. As you traverse the trails, you’ll encounter breathtaking overlooks, serene streams, and peaceful meadows, providing ample opportunities to connect with nature and capture stunning photographs.

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The creek area here goes on for about half of a mile and offers plenty of places to pop a squat.

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Rich Fork Preserve boasts a diverse and captivating landscape that will leave hikers in awe. The preserve is home to an array of native plants, wildflowers, and towering trees, creating a tapestry of colors and scents that delight the senses. As you embark on your hike, you’ll be greeted by the enchanting melodies of birds and the occasional rustling of wildlife, further immersing you in the serene ambiance of the preserve.

Rich Fork Preserve is a sanctuary that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The peacefulness of the surroundings and the soothing sounds of nature create a calming atmosphere, perfect for finding solace and rejuvenation. Whether you seek a moment of solitude or a shared adventure with friends and family, the preserve offers an ideal retreat to reconnect with both nature and yourself.

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Rich Fork Preserve in High Point, North Carolina, beckons hikers to embark on a captivating journey through its picturesque trails. With its stunning natural beauty, diverse ecosystem, and historical significance, this preserve offers a blend of adventure and tranquility. Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Rich Fork Preserve—a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a memorable escape into nature’s embrace.

Rich Fork Preserve is a Hidden Gem in High Point North Carolina


Chip was born in PA, grew up in Florida and moved to North Carolina in his early 20's. NC is now his home and he enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors. Follow along for all of his adventures!

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