Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Durant Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loveee this trail! You see so many cool things along the way! Worth it and quite a work out!

Easy hike. Very quiet and hidden park. Lots of little trails that are all connected, made it easier with the pups to venture down other trails to avoid the traffic.

9 months ago

very short but scenic

Easy hike for Cub Scouts.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A nice beautiful walk both in the woods and around the lake. Not very strenuous but good for a relaxed hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Simms Branch flows along Durant Nature Preserve, which was formerly known as Camp Durant, headquarters for the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts. In 1979 Raleigh purchased the land from the scouts and turned it into a nature park. The park has lots of amenities and programs. Five miles of trails explore the park's 237-acres. You can hike along Simms Branch, through hardwood and pine forests, past wildflowers and ferns, through wetlands and alongside two lakes. Mountain biking is allowed on designated trails only when trail surfaces are dry. The trails do have some muddy spots and some big roots but nothing hard. The bike trails form a figure-eight, and signs let you know what trails are ok for bikes. Tying the off-road trails together with a ride along the Raleigh Greenway/Simms Branch trail make a nice bike ride.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

great trails for running, hiking or just walking the dog. close to everything many options to get extra miles or mixing up the trips.

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on Secret Creek Trail

7 months ago

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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