Duke Cross Country Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Duke Cross Country Trail is a 3 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 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

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

19 days ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

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
6 months ago

Great trail for running. Very busy, though.

walking
6 months ago

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
7 months ago

great running trail

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

trail running
Monday, August 29, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016