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Nature Trail at Schiele Museum

All within a 0.7 mile trek, you'll experience a pine forest, mixed hardwood forest, and pond and stream communities typical of the North Carolina Piedmont. On our Trail for all Seasons, every day is a good day for a walk. Play'Scape is a good play area for kids along the trail. Please note four-legged, furry, leashed friends are welcome on our Nature Trail, but NOT permitted within any of the other outdoor exhibits.


1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

0.7 mile loop


Best Use




Natural Surface

Walking, Hiking


Gastonia is the largest town in Gaston County, North Carolina and can be found just south of I-85 off of exit 17 in the center of the county. Hwy 321 runs north and south straight through town giving even better access to this booming metropolis.

Schiele Museum

Regional wildlife & natural areas are the focus of a museum with a planetarium & a nature trail.

Hike these trails 

Located close by

Fern Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


0.80 miles loop

This loop trail connects with a portion of the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail.

Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


1.8 miles one way

Begins at the Linwood Access Area and ends at the radio towers on Crowders Mountain.

Rocktop Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


1.4 miles one way

This trail crosses several rock ledges and requires good footwear and careful attention to staying on the trail.

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