Arnett Branch Longleaf Pine Forest Hike

Our next hiking club event will be on November 6th at 9am at the Arnett Branch Longleaf Pine Forest.

Please join us for a unique opportunity to visit the largest remaining stand of old-growth Piedmont longleaf pine in North Carolina, which is in northern Montgomery County, and was purchased in 2011 by the N.C. Zoo in partnership with Three Rivers Land Trust. This property is only open to the public by permission from the NC Zoo. Longleaf forests are a unique ecosystem home to a suite of endemic species, and dry longleaf pine forests are extremely rare in the North Carolina Piedmont. Some animals who call this special place home include spotted salamanders, timber rattlesnake, and Kentucky warbler. This site has some trees more than 300 years old, and many with the characteristic cat-facing from when the trees were used for the turpentine industry.

This will be a short and easy 2 mile hike over the property. Although it is hunting season, no one is allowed to hunt on this property. Please bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. We recommend wearing long pants and closed toed hiking shoes, as this hike predominantly off trail through an open forest. This property is located on Highway 134 just south of the intersection with Buchanan Road. Look for the Land Trust event signs.

 The conservation property where we will be hiking is not generally open to the public so this is a special treat for those who want to join our hiking club. Your first hiking club event is free and after that you must be a land trust member to join. The hiking club will hike every first Saturday of the month. For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at We hope to see you there!

Length of hike: 2 miles

Difficulty level: Easy






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Salisbury, NC 28144



.8  * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir. 

Three Rivers Land Trust  In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.  Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road)  and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.   

We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact

Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!

Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:

Single Kayak Rentals $35

Double Kayak Rentals $50

*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*

All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at

For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at Hope to see you there!

Length of paddle: ~4 miles

Difficulty level: Easy