Donald Ross Nature Trail Park is a walking trail system of approximately three miles of looped natural surface trails of varying difficulty over rolling terrain. It was constructed in 2006 on a portion of the unused wooded property of the municipal golf course.
The trail head is on NC9 highway across from Ingles Markets. The trail head has graveled parking for approximately 20 vehicles. The trails are wide, family friendly and well marked.
Trail maps are available at the park entrance and at the Visitor Center at Morse Park or you can download the brochure here. It includes a trail map. Strategically located along the trails are benches, a covered picnic shelter and three other picnic areas.
Unlike the vista views found throughout Morse Park, this park offers a more intimate exchange with nature through a woodland hike experience. It is an ideal spot for bird enthusiasts, couples and pet owners. As is the case with all of the town's parks, pet owners are required to clean up after their dog and keep it under control at all times.