New Hope Creek Trail North

MODERATE 8 reviews

New Hope Creek Trail North is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

4.9 miles
465 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



fly fishing


nature trips

trail running


whitewater kayaking




wild flowers


old growth



fly fishing
1 month ago

Some parts of the marked trail are a scramble over rocks or large fallen trees. There are alternate routes around most of these. A few areas of the marked trail are well overgrown, having been superseded by more expedient alternate routes. It's a quiet, low-traffic treat.

3 months ago

Nice place for an easy stroll. Pretty overgrown in a couple narrow sections but other than that no complaints. River is littered with sweet rocks to mess around on. Wish I brought my camera.

3 months ago

Great trail! Listed as moderate but I would rate it difficult. Most of the section along the water has a very uneven surface with lots of rocks, roots and fallen trees. Besides that, beautiful woods, lots of wildlife and few other hikers. I highly recommend this trail!

5 months ago

Friday, November 27, 2015

The directions are not correct in the link. This link takes you to the parking area off of Mt. Sinai Rd.
The main trails are gravel roads, but there are trails that shoot off into the woods once you are down near New Hope Creek. Good area for kids and dogs since the main trails are wide and easy to navigate.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The main trail is horrible, for Duke Forest found it more important to gravel everything for their 4-
wheel drives and to clear-cut along the main "trail," than to preserve a natural environment. That being said, however, if you can locate the side single tracks along New Hope Creek, there are a number of worthwhile climbing moments....Also, whenever there are rains that bring New Hope Creek up for kayaking, it is one of the best class 3 runs around!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

rock climbing
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Good trails for kids and wildlife. Bears,Deer, Cranes, Coyote, Wolves, Bobcats, Fish and Birds.