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.
dogs on leash
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.
Spent 3 hours hiking 8 miles & geocaching along the way for an early bday celebration! Well worth the 40 minute drive!
Beautiful on a sunny afternoon in late fall. Our whole family loved walking along the creek.
It's a pleasant trail with nice variety. Skip the Bluebird leg - everything else is more interesting.
Nice easy trail with many places to stop and sit.
One of our favorites. Specially nice in the late fall to early spring when you can appreciate the views through the mature hardwood stands.
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!
This trail is fantastic. A hidden gem. Thanks to the Triangle Land Conservancy!
Nice walk in the woods along a stream. Serene and relaxing.
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!