Outdoor Programs

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  • Get Hiking! Guided, small group hikes open to all ages that take place around Alamance County.
  • SOAR Hikes: Guided hikes & adventures for ages 55 and up.
  • Trail Volunteers Wanted: Help build and maintain trails.
  • Nature Play Programs: Trick Your Hiking Stick, Fort Building and more!
  • Hikes with Hounds: Volunteer to take shelter dogs on hikes!
  • Adopt-A-Park: Volunteer opportunity to keep our parks beautiful!
  1. Get Hiking! Year of the Trail
  2. SOAR - Outdoor Recreation for 55+
  3. Trail Volunteers
  4. Nature Play Programs
  5. Hikes with Hounds

Get Hiking! Series - 2023 NC Year of the Trail

2023 has been designated as NC Year of the Trail - celebrating North Carolina’s vast network of trails, greenways, and blueways which showcase our diverse landscapes – grand mountain vistas, quiet rivers, vibrant urban greenways, coastal forests, and the rolling hills of the piedmont

Celebrate Year of the Trail by joining a Get Hiking! hike on local trails in Burlington and around Alamance County! These small-group guided hikes take place on natural surface trails, over rolling terrain with occasional steep hills. Hikes are typically between 2-3 miles and generally last 1.25-2 hours depending on length. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registered hikers will receive a receipt with additional details regarding each hike. 
Most hikes are free, but pre-registration is required!  Register online now!

  • 0821 SOAR Town and Country (2) Opens in new windowTuesday, April 4 at 5:45 pm
    Haw River Trail at Glencoe | 2 miles
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 5:45 
    Town & Country Park | 2 miles
  • Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 pm
    FULL - join the waitlist.
    Saxapahaw Island Park | 1.5 miles (with options for up to 3 miles)
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00 pm 
    Guilford County Farm | 2 miles
  • Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 pm
    Haw River Trail at Great Bend Park | 2 miles
  • June-July hikes coming soon!
**A note about online registration**
Burlington Recreation and Parks has transitioned to a new cloud-based registration program, CivicRec. When you click the link to register, you will be taken to this new platform. If you are a new user, you will create an account. You will only have to do this once. Under your account you will be able to add members of your family for quick and easy registration for hiking programs and any other program offered through Burlington Recreation & Parks. If you are a returning user, log into your account and register! 

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