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Hornets Nest Council Trail is a portion of the Carolina Thread Trail. The trailhead [N35 53 11.7 W80 49 21.5] is located North of Statesville on Hwy 21, on the left directly after crossing the South Yadkin River Bridge. Parking Lot is gravel, but is very well done, courtesy of donors to the Carolina Thread Trail, which this club is an organizational donor.

The gang meets at the trailhead for a great walk in the woods.
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Nearest City Statesville
State North Carolina
Trail Marking Unknown
Trail Use/Features Use hiking.jpgUse dogging.jpgUse geocaching.jpg
Time expectations
Hiking Time 1 hrs 34 mins*
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Trail Attributes
Total Distance 4.34 Miles
Elevation Gain 416 Feet
Difficulty Index 6.51
Difficulty Rating Easiest
High Point 775 Feet
Low Point 700 Feet
Elevation Range 434 Feet
Latitude 35.88658
Longitude -80.82331
Nearest Medical Statesville, NC
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* Hike can take considerably longer if some members wish to explore geocaches along the way.



Trail was scouted by Sarah, Backflip, and Kevin on November 8, 2014.


Rating comparisons:

Trail Distance Ascent Rating
Hornet's Nest 4.34 434 6.51
Prison Camp 4.75 884 9.20
Lake Shore 6.38 1076 11.80


Trail is 2.17 miles long, ending at a break in barb-wire fencing where a relatively large boulder gives a nice elevated view of the South Yadkin River. The hike runs parallel to the South Yadkin River, and crosses a number of small feeder streams on the North side. The trail is bordered by Camp Oak Springs to the north, and the River to the south.

Camp Oak Springs is a 700 acre[1] property owned by the Hornets Nest Council, a 1935 charter of the Girl Scouts USA.

Hornets Nest Council

Hornets Nest Council serves an eight county area including Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York, SC.[2]


1. "Camp Name." Girl Scout Online Museum n.d. Web. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2015.

2. "Charter Name." Nest Council n.d. Web. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2015.