Big Canoe Trails
& Hiking Information

With roughly 30 percent of its 8,000 acres preserved as usable green space, Big Canoe is rich in hiking trails– more than 20 miles worth– accompanied by lovely meadows. Whether out for a power walk or an easy stroll, you’ll be treated to lush scenery and fresh mountain air.

McDaniel Meadows

In McDaniel Meadows, you find yourself surrounded by a colorful kaleidoscope of native wildflowers in bloom from March until November. This 34 acre park expands the quality of natural experiences available at Big Canoe by offering a series of linked wildflower meadows with paved trails for walking, running and biking. The open meadows support the abundant diversity of plants and animal wildlife indigenous to our mountain foothills.


This unique neighborhood is designed with over 10 miles of trails for hiking, walking and biking that connect to trout streams and various open meadows with benches and picnic areas. Almost five miles of trails are paved biking trails with grades that range from 5% to 10% to make for a leisurely or more intensive workout. All homes within Wildcat will have direct access to the trails and will connect directly to the Wildcat Recreation Area and McDaniel Meadows.

Disharoon Valley/ Nature Valley

You can hike scenic mountain trails throughout the preserved 700-acre NatureValley at Big Canoe. Trails wind through the trees, over creeks, around Lake Disharoon and take you on a wildlife adventure to the Upper and Lower Waterfalls.

The trails are open from dawn to dusk.
The Jeep Trail and Wildcat Park trails accomodate bicycles and strollers.

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