Banshee Reeks features 20+ miles of trails throughout 695 acres of natural land. Below is the current trail map for the preserve. Maps are generally available at the kiosk in front of the Visitor Center or can be downloaded and printed. We recommend downloading the free app Avenza Maps to your smartphone. Available on Android and iOS, Avenza puts the trail map on your phone and shows your location in BRNP in real time.
Please note that the Carter-Luck Trail is labelled as Bluebell Trail on the trail markers. Updated map coming soon!
Take only pictures. Leave only footprints. To protect this special place and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of Banshee Reeks, visitors are asked to adhere to these policies:
- Observe seasonal hours. The main gate is the only way to access the preserve. Vehicles are permitted in marked parking areas only.
- Walk only on marked trails. Bicycles, motorcycles, and horses are not permitted on any of the trails at any time.
- Restrooms and water are not available on the trails. A port-a-john is located near the parking lot.
- All plants, animals, bones, and artifacts are protected. Please do not intrude upon, endanger, or touch the wildlife. This is a nature preserve, and everything that is here should stay here.
- Pets must be leashed and under control at all times. (An e-collar is not a suitable substitute for a leash.) This is both to protect your pet and any nearby wildlife. Remember, you are visiting their home.
- Pet waste must be bagged and taken back out with you.
- Banshee Reeks is home to black bears, coyotes, ticks, and stinging insects. Be mindful of your surroundings on the trails. It is recommended that you check yourself for ticks after spending time outdoors.
- No swimming, boating, or wading in ponds or streams is permitted. Catch and release fishing only is allowed at the pond.
- No smoking, tobacco use, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted.
- No fires (including camp stoves or grills) are allowed.
- Banshee Reeks is a trash-free preserve. Please help us keep this a trash-free area by taking everything you entered with back out with you. There are trash bins near the Visitor Center.