Shepherd Nature Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, NC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easy, wide gravel trail in Duke Forest. Would be good for trail running and mountain biking too
It was a great to run in this trail!
This is a very nice trail, and allows dogs on leashes.
The Korstian division is probably the largest tract -- it offers many options of varying length and difficulty. The walks along New Hope Creek are great from November to May, otherwise may want to stick to the popular trails unless you don't mind chiggers. There's a nice ascent up Piney Mtn which can be reached most quickly from Mt Sinai or Irwin Rd trailheads.
Fine for a local Hike......watch for dogs off Leashes. Do everyother week.
There are thousands of acres of Duke Forest in half a dozen different tracts. They all have trails. My favorites are just off Whitfield Road in the Korstian Division. Trails are well maintained; none have much elevation gain or loss.