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hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike if you don't get lost. If you do just try to stay along the river

This is a very nice walk/hike with wide and very nicely maintained trails. Beautiful woods, some streams. Good also for a jog if you are careful.

fly fishing
1 month ago

Some parts of the marked trail are a scramble over rocks or large fallen trees. There are alternate routes around most of these. A few areas of the marked trail are well overgrown, having been superseded by more expedient alternate routes. It's a quiet, low-traffic treat.

1 month ago

I lost the trail at several points and had to scramble over some boulders. Definitely not appropriate for an amateur like me!

One of the best trails starting from Mt. Sinai Rd near Duke Forest, the Triangle Land Conservancy has really done a great job with the donated land to create a 3 mile loop that covers wetlands, grasslands/fields, forests, streams, wildflowers, wildlife, fish, and a bit of elevation. Well marked, good parking, nice wide mostly smooth trail, great for trail running or just a place to escape. I saw fish in the stream, wildflowers along the way, raspberries, beautiful ferns, a hearty poplar tree growing out of an uprooted stump, and was treated to five deer bounding through the woods right in front of me in a straight line - it was absolutely amazing how fast they can cover uneven ground through dense woods with little or no sound. Various types of benches are well placed along the trail with views. Definitely a great trip for a family outing.

Great trail for an afternoon walk with friends

hiking
2 months ago

Part of Duke Forest, good trail for trail running and walking your dog if you stay on the gravel roads. If you walk the primitive foot trail connector along the creek, expect there to be some scrambling on the rock wall, look for lots of roots, overwash, bugs, and overgrown areas. I suspect this is not maintained and am not a fan of this one.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the first time I've recorded my route and I'm glad I did. The trail was a little confusing and I had to double back a few times. It is very overgrown by the river and it's not clear where to cross the river. There is a tricky part by the river where you have to climb over some rocks. Overall a good hike.

Great kid friendly hike with a variety of terrain.

Nice place for an easy stroll. Pretty overgrown in a couple narrow sections but other than that no complaints. River is littered with sweet rocks to mess around on. Wish I brought my camera.

3 months ago

Great trail! Listed as moderate but I would rate it difficult. Most of the section along the water has a very uneven surface with lots of rocks, roots and fallen trees. Besides that, beautiful woods, lots of wildlife and few other hikers. I highly recommend this trail!