A permit from the NC Botanical Garden is required to visit this preserve. Access to the parking lot involves first crossing a stream that may not be passable at times.

Two miles of pedestrian trails that wind near creek. Forest Theater is very cool. Was there on a Saturday afternoon and only saw two people. Very nice leisurely walk with my dog. Quiet in the heart of Chapel Hill.

This little reserve is a birding gem set not even a mile from downtown Chapel Hill. Go early and bring your binoculars for this one. It's very seldom used except on the weekends and provides a nice sanctuary for those seeking to connect with nature.