Explore the best trails near Durham with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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I'm on the north side of the trail, and u hear the south side is better. it's still beautifu, great for walking, and lots of people. I get uneasy in some parts though.

10 days ago

A fairly challenging Trail with great scenery!

Pretty trail along the Eno. Hooks into the Bobbitt Hole Trail for a nice ~3 mile walk.

29 days ago

Great place for jog or casual walk. Trail access located right across from Whole Foods and it's a perfect place to get some exercise on your lunch break. Can get somewhat crowded but people are always friendly and you should always feel safe here. Only downside is the trail is not paved but rather dirt/gravel. Also they are currently building what seems to be a new sports facility within the loop which occupies a huge space and takes away from the aesthetics

nature trips
1 month ago

Easy walk in a beautiful garden, is especially beautiful in the spring.

great trail

beautiful. great hike.

1 month ago

nice trial. especially down by the Eno river.

road biking
1 month ago

I am fortunate to live near the entrance to the American Tobacco Trail that is at the 7 mile marker so it is about a 15-mile round trip whether I go north to downtown Durham or south into Chatham county.

The northern section of the trail from downtown to the I-40 bridge is more urban and has roughly 10-11 street crossings which makes for unwanted stops for cyclists.

The southern section from the I-40 bridge at SouthPointe mall to New Hope Church Rd in Morrisville/Chatham is more woodsy. It's a great ride with about 4-5 crossings and at least three areas with water/restroom facilities.

Beautiful, moderate walk with river views and quiet canopies.

I was looking forward to this trail but went on a Thursday in October and tail closed.

Nice moderate hike. Easy to get too.

2 months ago

This is a great area to stretch your legs for an afternoon. Easy to locate, non intensive, and beautifully situated.

I'm happy to report my family and I explored this trail today. They did amazing! We had such a good time and it was beautiful! My husband and I had our three youngest children with us ages 4, 6 and 9. I thought it was going to be a little challenging for them but they didn't complain once. We are already making plans to come back and go camping.

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail running loop. The hills are awesome for running intervals!!

Great hike. I love the large swimming hole.