New Hope Creek Trail North is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, 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.
dogs on leash
The directions are not correct in the link. This link takes you to the parking area off of Mt. Sinai Rd.
The main trails are gravel roads, but there are trails that shoot off into the woods once you are down near New Hope Creek. Good area for kids and dogs since the main trails are wide and easy to navigate.
The main trail is horrible, for Duke Forest found it more important to gravel everything for their 4-
wheel drives and to clear-cut along the main "trail," than to preserve a natural environment. That being said, however, if you can locate the side single tracks along New Hope Creek, there are a number of worthwhile climbing moments....Also, whenever there are rains that bring New Hope Creek up for kayaking, it is one of the best class 3 runs around!
Good trails for kids and wildlife. Bears,Deer, Cranes, Coyote, Wolves, Bobcats, Fish and Birds.