Hagan-Stone Park – Day One

I have been a terrible blogger because we actually hiked this park on January 5th of this year and I am JUST now getting around to sharing it with you.

We initially decided to check this one out because my husband was looking for a new place to fish that is close to our house. Hagan-Stone is about 40 mins from us so it fit the bill and we made the drive.

As you can see from the map above there is quite a bit to do there including both hiking and fishing in the ponds. The website boasts that:

At a time when progress was symbolized by a bulldozer, Anne Hagan waged a relentless battle to save the trees and beauty spots in a garden club city. During this same time, Joseph Stone, a grand man of the outdoors, fought to conserve land. In 1964, when a regional park was established near Pleasant Garden, it was fitting that it be named Hagan-Stone Park, honoring Anne Hagan and Joseph Stone. Today Hagan-Stone Park is a scenic 409-acre wildlife refuge and recreational facility. Hagan-Stone offers recreational activities for all walks of life and diverse interests. Hagan-Stone Park is a 409-acre park located in southeast Guilford County, North Carolina. Hagan-Stone Park offers nearly nine miles of unpaved trails for hikers and bikers. The park host many collegiate and high school cross country meets, as well as 5K and 10K runs.”

View or download the Hagan-Stone Park Map

  • The Chatfield Trail, which follows the perimeter of the park, is approximately four miles long. This is the longest trail within the park and it connects with every other trail in the park. Parking is available near the park entrance and other areas within the park.
  • The Ridge Trail is approximately 1.7 miles long and makes its loop on the east side of the park. Parking is available nearby. The trail connects with the Chatfield Trail.
  • The H.M. Draper Jr. Trail is approximately 1.5 miles. This trail makes its loop on the west side of the park, around the campground areas. The trail connects to the Chatfield and Dogwood trails.
  • The Dogwood Trail is approximately one mile long, making its loop in the southwest corner of the park. This trail also connects with the Chatfield and Draper trails.
  • The Schoolhouse Trail is the shortest trail in the park at approximately a half mile in length. The trail is located east of the campgrounds.

Upon arrival, my husband immediately got to fishing while myself and the three kids checked out the trails (and the REALLY large fabulous playground) located here.

We also did a bit of geocaching here which I will talk about in another post.

Hagan-Stone is a great place to spend the day (even in the winter) and my only complaint is that some of the trails are not that well marked and can get a bit confusing if you are trying to use the map or use an app like AllTrails.

Overall, the kids and I had a great day exploring and the husband caught a few fish so he was happy too.

Until the next adventure……..

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