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Fan Branch Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching




wild flowers


5 months ago

Do not be deceived, this isn’t a hiking trail. It’s a paved urban path. It’s fine for a quick walk, but hiking gear isn’t required and you won’t be interacting with nature.

8 months ago

enjoyed this hike

Monday, February 19, 2018

Love to walk this path along with Morgan creek to get about 5 miles. There are two parks off of it so the kids can play also. It is not heavily populated and you can see and hear the animals around you.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Good asphalt trail. Connects to Morgan Creek trail and Merritts Pasture if you want to add length.

trail running
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