DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Basically a nice 4 mile loop on gravel fire roads in lush and quiet Duke Forest. Some nice gradual ups and downs to a concrete bridge and another to a wooden bridge, and connected by a short stint on Whitfield Road between Wisteria and Sunrise at the fire station. I saw 5 skinks along the route, 1 blue-lined, 3 gray and 1 giant red skink - May must be the time they come out. Great place for a morning stroll, trail run or walking your dog. Not my idea of a real hike, but good place to get away. Good parking along Whitfield road on either end of the Whitfield Road segment; if one is crowded, try the other one.