Piney Mountain Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Piney Mountain Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river 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.

3.7 miles 311 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

hiking
11 days ago

Starting across the street from Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, the trail follows a roadbed to a ridge where you can go left or right, both downhill. The trail is in pretty good shape until you get to the stream and river beds. Blazed with a blue circle, the trail becomes single track and overgrown, and appears to have been washed out at times. If you do the right side loop, there is a slight bit of scrambling along the river and some rocky areas, but it is not too far. There is no good place to cross the stream bed to get to the other side, but you can do it across a sandy spot to the left as you reach the bottom of the hill. You can go along the stream beds on both sides, and we didn't cross to the second loop. We did see a snake, not sure if it was a cottonmouth, but was near a log as we reached the stream. Not one of my favorite hikes, although it does give you a good workout with some elevation gain.

15 days ago

hiking
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30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, however there were several large (~4ft+) Cottonmouth snakes along the way. Would advise caution, as these are venomous snakes.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

trail made of bigger gravel

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Best trail around RDU

hiking
3 months ago