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ICNL Staff maintain five miles of trails on South Hill that are open to the public year round. 

The Blue and Gold Trails are wide, flat paths atop South Hill.  They offer an easy walk through the woods close to campus.

The Self-Guided Nature Trail is also an easy walk, marked with 26 numbered posts interpreting local natural history and ecology.  The Self-Guided Nature Trail was recently photographed for "Street View" in Google Maps.  

The East Trail extends mountain bike and hiking access to the southern boundary of South Hill Natural Area East.  A return via the Blue and Gold Trails completes a 2.6-mile loop around the reserve.  

The West Trail offers 2.0 miles of steep, narrow, semi-technical singletrack with several climbs and stream crossings.  

When planning your visit, please observe our rules of use.