Pea Creek Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Durham, NC: From I-85 South to Durham, take Cole Mill exit, turn right, after 5 miles road will enter the park. From I-85 North, take Exit 170 between Hillsborough and Durham. Make a U-turn after coming off the exit ramp, go under the interstate a quarter mile, turn right on Pleasant Green Road, then turn left at intersection with Cole Mill Road. Once you cross the Eno River you will see parking on your left. Park there and walk across the road from the parking and picnic area. Pea Creek Trail begins there.
The trail follows a couple pretty bends in a relatively rocky section of the Eno River. There is also a small bluff that it cuts across as it provides access to the Dunnagan Trail. I combined these two trails, along with Cole Mill and Bobbitt Hole, for a nice six mile hike.