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Best trails in Duke Forest

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Explore the most popular trails in Duke Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Shepherd Nature Trail
Duke Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
Shepherd Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#2 - Gate 10 to Gate 13 Road
Duke Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Gate 10 to Gate 13 Road is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offeShow more
#3 - Couch Mountain Trail
Duke Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 49 m
Couch Mountain Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numberShow more
#4 - Couch Mountain from Gate 11
Duke Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
Couch Mountain from Gate 11 is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more