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CMLC Florence Nature Preserve

This is great nature trail system comprised of over 5 miles of trails. There are nice creeks to walk along side of and hop across, a cabin ruin and a couple of small waterfalls. This is a great trail to bring the doggies as it is well-marked and well maintained.

Distance: 6 Miles
Surface: Natural Surface~ Old roads
Uses: hike
Address: NC 74-A,Gerton,NC,28735