Durant Nature Preserve Border Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Durant Nature Preserve

Durant Nature Preserve Border Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

closed

NOTICE: Durant Nature Preserve is closed until further notice starting Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, to assess storm damage. For more information, please see https://raleighnc.gov/places/durant-nature-preserve or call the park at 919-878-9116.

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blowdown
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muddy
3 months ago

Lots of trees down after recent storms. Park is officially closed.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Marked very well.

hiking
4 months ago

very pleasant natural trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Above average hike in the Raleigh area. What I liked about it was that as you walked around the loop, The different sections felt unique amongst themselves. I especially enjoyed the north part of the border trail that was right next to the stream for a while. The southeastern part was a little bare and drab. Still a beautiful warm day to take a walk this time of year!

Nice trail. Very busy on a Friday afternoon (Black Friday). Everyone kept their dogs on the leash as the sign asked. Did the Border Loop around Durant.

hiking
9 months ago

Map a little hard to follow. Beautiful trails. Nice and shady!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail, cool features, and one bad snapping turtle (that I noticed). Staff very polite.

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rocky
10 months ago

Decent trail: easy hike, well kept. Lots of creek/lake spots for my pup to get some water

hiking
11 months ago

Nice local, shady trail, trails not marked extremely well though

Sat Jun 01 2019

Beautiful trail. My dogs loved seeing all the squirrels.

Sun Jan 27 2019

Wonderful park in the middle of the city. There are many different trails to choose from. I especially love the section along the creek because it gives my husky a chance to cool off. My only complaint is that so many people let their dogs run loose, although it is specifically prohibited. Dogs are allowed but in order to protect animals, for example nests, they are supposed to be on leash. But no one seems to care and it gives us dog owners a bad reputation.

Mon Jan 07 2019

nice local trail for a quick hike.

hiking
Sat Jan 05 2019

Best trail of the park, takes you along streams - Simm's Branch and Secret Creek, over the big dam (currently closed as of January 2019) and through some pine and hardwood forest. Good hike in the middle of North Raleigh. I combined with the Secret Creek leg to make a bigger border loop.

walking
Sun Aug 26 2018

A great trail to go on during a hot sunny day because of all the tree cover you get. Took the inner trails which run around near the lake. An easy walk with well kept trails.

walking
Sat Aug 25 2018

I took 2 dogs on this trail and managed it pretty easily. There was plenty of access to water for cooling off and loads of shade on the trail. Pretty cool hike!

hiking
Wed Jul 18 2018

Very nice trail, although not as much lake as the photos suggest. Mostly forested, well marked, great hike for a hot day.

Mon Jul 16 2018

Nice quick recreational area. Connects to Durant greenway trail. Good for weekend bikers and family walks

hiking
Wed Nov 22 2017

walking
Sun Sep 03 2017

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.

Thu May 18 2017

Easy hike for Cub Scouts.

hiking
17 days ago

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