Explore the most popular birding trails in Carolina North Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Good trail but runs in to a neighborhood

Very nice trail! Only downside is that it's shared with mountain bikers, so you have to keep an eye out for them.

Awesome place

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great trail. Lots of twists and turns. Not very steep. Great for dog walking

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great trail but badly marked. Plan extra time because very easy to get lost in these woods. I accidentally added 1 mile my first time. Beautiful woods, often very quiet trails.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bad trail signs so a little confusing but great walk. Varies between gravel and dirt in different sections. Great for dogs

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Carolina North Forest is a beautiful, expansive forest preserve right in the middle of Chapel Hill. There are so many trails you can easily walk anywhere from 1 to 10 miles, depending on your route. The trails are well maintained but not exceptionally well marked. If you start at Sewell Elementary School, there is a trail map; I took a photo with my phone and referred to it while I walked. You can also access from multiple other entry points, including Wilson Park (follow the red trail to the yellow trail from there and you will eventually get to Bolín Creek. One main trail artery is the Bolin Creek OWASA (sewer) easement which runs along Bolin Creek for a few miles. If you get disoriented, you can always make your way back to the creek. Overall, Carolina North Forest is a great place to spend many afternoons--great for trail running, hiking, picnicking, dog-walking, mountain biking and walking with kids.

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

on Neverland's Outer Loop

hiking
6 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

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