Walking Trails

Walking Trails

Mars Hill University offers several walking trails to help you further enjoy our campus.

Historic Walking Trail

A self-guided tour of Mars Hill University is available through theclio.com. The Mars Hill College Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 2006, and is among the largest educational historic districts in North Carolina.

View the Historic Walking Trail tour.

Tree Trail

Beyond natural beauty, the trees on campus provide educational opportunities for MHU students and general public. The Tree Trail is a walking tour of significant specimen trees on the main portion of the university campus. The trail follows sidewalks and paved paths and is approximately 0.75 mile (1.2 km).

View the Tree Trail and download a map.

Otis Duck Walking Trail

The W. Otis Duck Walking Trail is approximately one mile in length. A joint effort of Mars Hill University and the Town of Mars Hill, the trail is named for W. Otis Duck, who ministered to the community of Mars Hill and Madison County as a physician, confidant, and friend for over 40 years.

View the town brochure and map of the trail.