Ridge and Shakori Trails Loop

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Ridge and Shakori Trails Loop is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 626 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running




7 days ago

Hiked the Ridge and Shakori trails yesterday. Went the Ridge Trail first, there are some very lovely historic cabins/homesites on the trail, they are beginning to succumb to the elements-which is quite sad but their construction is very interesting. The Ridge trail, though not steep and listed as easy, gave me a winding as it was a long upward grade and in some areas we felt as though we were walking through a water cut ravine. The Shakori was a pleasant walk and I would say it was easy. A sudden storm came up and we made it back safely but I'd suggest checking the forecast a little closer or monitoring it with smartphone if storms could be expected.