Big Bend Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews

Big Bend Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
5 months ago

Great trail! Runs along the river for the majority of the way. There is some rock crossings along the way that make it a Difficult level but really fun. We did it with our dog who loved it! Can connect to other trails as well.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Good loop. Very quiet trail. Can easily connect to other trails to increase distance.

trail running
6 months ago

nice loop, some rocky sections slow for running.

7 months ago