Duke Cross Country Trail

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Duke Cross Country Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail. Went out around dusk and saw three Copperheads within ten minutes. Two and four-legged friends use caution as the sun goes down.

walking
1 month ago

Easy 3 mike loop.
You’ll see dogs and families on this trail. Mostly flat with one maybe two inclines. No trash cans along the way, be prepared to pick up after your dog with strong odor trapping bags until the end of the trail when you come across a bin.

It’s a beautiful little trail with lots of shade.

10 months ago

Very easygoing trail with a couple of inclines. Very busy though being near a college. Nice trail!

trail running
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great hilly and shady running course. Main loop is 3 miles. Side loop is about 0.5 miles. Can get crowded on weekends and later in the morning. Parts get a little flooded after heavy rain.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great trail for trail running, wide dirt/crushed gravel path around Duke Golf Course, connects with Sally Meyerhoff Fitness trail for an extra mile and various workout stations. Nicely shaded, separates you from the hustle and bustle of Durham and the University. Also good for nature trips as part of the Swampland exhibits as well as mountain biking. Can get crowded at certain times of day and on the weekends.

trail running
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Great running trial. Plenty of hills and a beautiful view of the Wa. Duke golf course. Plenty of hills and straight aways. Parking can be a problem.

trail running
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Great trail for running. Very busy, though.

walking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Good trail but often very crowded. Lots of joggers and dogs on leash so a little chaotic sometimes. Pick your timing wisely. Also, watch signs while parking. Lately I've seen lots of illegal parkers get tickets.

trail running
Monday, March 06, 2017

great running trail

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

A nice three mile loop around the Duke golf course. It is mostly wooded with a few small hills. It's a very popular trail among the campus community for getting some exercise outside. There are two parking areas off Cameron Boulevard. The larger lot is just east of the Washington Duke Inn and across the road from the athletic fields.

trail running
Monday, August 29, 2016

Great trail running loop. The hills are awesome for running intervals!!

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hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

recorded Duke Trail

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