Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 301 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve is owned and managed by the Triangle Land Conservancy and offers 4.1 total miles of trails accessible from two parking areas. While the trails may total 4.1 miles, a typical hike will average 2 to 3 miles depending on the route taken.

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hiking
21 days ago

geocaching
24 days ago

Spent 3 hours hiking 8 miles & geocaching along the way for an early bday celebration! Well worth the 40 minute drive!

25 days ago

2 months ago

Beautiful on a sunny afternoon in late fall. Our whole family loved walking along the creek.

2 months ago

2 months ago

It's a pleasant trail with nice variety. Skip the Bluebird leg - everything else is more interesting.

3 months ago

Nice easy trail with many places to stop and sit.

hiking
3 months ago

One of our favorites. Specially nice in the late fall to early spring when you can appreciate the views through the mature hardwood stands.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful!! We saw 3 deer quite close along with a beautiful fawn. An amazing trail like this is quite a nice find! I'll def go again!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is fantastic. A hidden gem. Thanks to the Triangle Land Conservancy!

8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk in the woods along a stream. Serene and relaxing.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Easy to access from 40 yet has rural feel and no road noise. Super easy--toddlers can walk this trail. Lots of cute dogs! After a rain the creek is rushing and beautiful. Great for a quick getaway from the real world!