Shepherd Nature Trail

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Shepherd Nature Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

3 months ago

No good water features. 1 tiny creek. Pretty isolated except for a few spots where homes have backyards backing up to the trail.

trail running
5 months ago

I did not like how it took you through a random apartment complex and crossed streets. Other than that, the actual trail parts were nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Shepherd Nature trail is a fairly new short 0.8 mile trail in Duke Forest. They have added nature facts signage recently. Good for a nature trip, can be combined with other fire road trails to increase the distance.

hiking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Clean and quiet

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

We had an easy, relaxing and fun family hike here on a nice summer day last July. One of many options in the large Duke Forest.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Easy, wide gravel trail in Duke Forest. Would be good for trail running and mountain biking too

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

wide open

trail running
Friday, September 25, 2015

It was a great to run in this trail!

hiking
Friday, July 12, 2013

This is a very nice trail, and allows dogs on leashes.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Korstian division is probably the largest tract -- it offers many options of varying length and difficulty. The walks along New Hope Creek are great from November to May, otherwise may want to stick to the popular trails unless you don't mind chiggers. There's a nice ascent up Piney Mtn which can be reached most quickly from Mt Sinai or Irwin Rd trailheads.

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fine for a local Hike......watch for dogs off Leashes. Do everyother week.

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

There are thousands of acres of Duke Forest in half a dozen different tracts. They all have trails. My favorites are just off Whitfield Road in the Korstian Division. Trails are well maintained; none have much elevation gain or loss.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

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