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.
dogs on leash
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.