Friends of the Trails

Cumberland County Trails

Fairfield Glade Trails

Glossary

Trail Descriptions

Amherst Trail
2.0m

Canyon Trail
1.4m

Central Trails
4.6m

Glastowbury Trail
1.0m

Good Samaritan Trail
1.0m

Hemlock Trail
1.5m

Kirkstone Trail
2.0m

Library Trail
0.2m

McGinnis Trail
1.8m

Overlook Trail
1.9m

Rotherham Trail
1.0m

Sculpture Trail
0.1m

Seven Bridges Trail
2.0m

Stonehenge Trail
1.5 m

Thornhill Trail
1.8m

Thornhill Trail - 1.8 miles

This is a fairly flat loop hiking trail, approximately 1.8 miles along grassy and gravel roads. The Trailhead is in the parking lot of the Dorchester Golf Club where there is ample parking, a snack bar and restrooms. To begin your hike there is a short "bridge" over a ditch providing easy access from the parking lot to cross Westchester Drive to Thornhill Road and then follow the yellow stakes and arrows at road junctions along the route. There are three benches at various points for you to rest and enjoy your surroundings. A short walk onto the dam, using the stepping stones to cross the splillway if necessary, will take you to the bench facing Lake Malvern where you can enjoy the stunning lake view. Retrace your steps across the spillway and rejoin the trail to follow the marker posts back to the parking lot.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:
N 35° 58.204'
W 84°51.933'

Rating: Easy

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Malvern Dam


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Directions from the Peavine 4-way Stop(N 36° 00.417', W84° 53.199): The trailhead is 3.0 miles from the 4-way Stop. Take Peavine Rd. to Westchester Drive (0.5 miles). turn right onto Westchester Drive and head south for two and a half miles to the Dorchester Country Club parking lot on your left.

Parking: There is plenty of parking available at the Country Club.