Trails in the CABE LANDS AREA are accessed from the parking area located down Howe Street off Sparger Road, just north of the I-85 overpass. You can also access it from the Pleasant Green Parking area and approach from the west on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. From Howe Street parking area, there is a prominent trailhead sign in the rear left corner of the lot that begins the Cabe Lands Trail. This goes to the river, loops back counter-clockwise, intersects with the Quarry Trail, and returns to the parking area. The Quarry Trail, spurs off to the west and loops around the old Quarry. See our separate section on how the Mountains-to-Sea/Laurel Ridge Trail traverses this section. ( * = See Below.)
FAVORITE COMBINATION TRAILS FOR LONGER HIKES IN THIS AREA:
Cabe Lands and Quarry are usually done as one trail, with extensions off either side on the MST. One of my favorite combination trails is setting a car shuttle at Pleasant Green Road and another at Cole Mill Road parking area, and hiking it west to east.
All trails marked with an asterisk (*) require access to it from another trail. Consult the maps to determine how best to reach this trail, or read the trail description for options and recommended combined trails. Mileages given here ADD to the distance required to access the trail from another.