Chestnut Oak and Swift Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Chestnut Oak and Swift Creek Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cary, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

1.9 miles 238 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 months ago

nature trips
8 months ago

This is truly a beautiful Nature Preserve and great for a leisurely stroll or a run. I went on my own but it looks great for families as well. If you are looking for a scenic area to relax this is perfect.

hiking
8 months ago

nice easy trail as long as your good with some stairs.

hiking
8 months ago

11 months ago

Nice place for a family walk.

walking
1 year ago

My wife and I have lived in this area since the '70s and this was our first trip to Hemlock Bluffs. The surroundings are beautiful and, except for a little noise from Kildare Farm road, seems to be in the middle of nowhere. The park and nature center are very well done (kudos to the Town of Cary) and would be a great place for families with kids.

The trails are well maintained as are the many, many steps. The trails are enjoyable and require what I would consider a low-moderate level of effort. My GPS showed a total elevation change of 161 feet. We ran into another hiker who reported a snake on the trail but we never saw it ... and were a bit disappointed.

We will be returning on a regular basis and will bring the grand-kids the nature center and for a good hike.

walking
2 years ago

Great place for a short walk. Trails are well maintained. Only bird I was able to see was a Cardinal.

walking
3 years ago

This is probably one of the prettiest places for a stroll in the Raleigh area that I've found so far. You can tell that a lot of people really have their heart in this place. Perfect for families to have some gentle nature time together.

trail running
4 years ago

Went for a trail run. Lots of families with children. Very well maintained. Very scenic.