Visitors soon will be able to enjoy a quiet run or hike on historic property just a stone’s throw from the bustle of downtown Holly Springs! The Mims Park is a 17-acre wooded site with rolling hills, natural springs, and the historic gravesite of Town founder G.B. Alford.
Get a close-up view of the property’s different natural plant communities and habitat zones on a hard-surface route from W Earp St to the natural springs. Up for a topographical challenge? Check out the 0.8-mile natural surface loop trail! With two trailheads, abundant parking is available at the nearby Cultural Center and Town Hall parking lots and along W. Ballentine Street.
About the Trails
The location of the natural springs is found along a short loop trail that can be most quickly reached via the hard-surface trail leading from the W. Earp Street trailhead. Alford’s gravesite is along the eastern section of the natural surface loop trail.
The natural surface trails, best accessed from the trailhead along W. Ballentine Street, are composed of compacted dirt and clay found on site, so the conditions of the trails will vary depending on the weather. Please avoid the natural-surface trails following significant rain and snow events for safety and trail preservation. Bicycles are not permitted on the natural surface trails at any time.