Homestead Trail #333
1.0 mi - Easy - This is an easy loop, and popular for families with children since it is short and easy. Follow the creek upstream. You will pass the dam and spillway and continue toward Lake Powhatan. Just before the swimming beach, the trail intersects with Small Creek Trail (#334) on your left. The trail is closed to bikes from this point to the gravel service road beyond Bent Creek (see below; bikes must backtrack or proceed on Small Creek Trail). Beyond the swimming beach you will again cross Bent Creek. Beaver activity is sometimes evident here, so you may see fresh wood chips and gnaw marks on the trees. The boxes you may notice on some trees are for wood ducks. The trail also passes a fishing pier that was constructed jointly by the N.C. Wildlife Commission and U.S. Forest Service to provide fishing access to all people. The trail then follows a gravel service road (bear right), where it is again open to bikes. The road and trail return to the bridge near the trailhead.
Approximate Elevation Change: 50 feet
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Hiking Trail: Foot traffic (Sections of trail open for mountain bike use).|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|