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 Bradley Nature Preserve   at Alexander's Ford

Trail type: Out and back

Length: 1.3 miles each way

Difficulty: Easy

Parking: Located near the intersection of County Line Road and Gray's Road

Status: OPEN for hiking, CLOSED to equestrian use

Printable Trail Map


The Preserve was acquired through multiple grants to help tell the story of the Overmountain Men, a rag-tag group of area militia that chased down a British general during the Revolutionary War and won a pivotal battle at Kings Mountain.

The route the militia took during that campaign passed right trough the Preserve property. In fact the old road bed that is now the Preserve's main trail is believed to be the exact location of their trip.

Today the Preserve is a quiet country respite that includes picnic areas, a trail to the Green River and a preserved mature forest.

The trail is closed to equestrian use until further notice.

Alexander Ford is maintained by Polk Trails. If you notice something that needs to be addressed please email us. 


Additional information on the Alexander's Ford trails can be found here.


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