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
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 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
4 months ago

hiking
5 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.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Clean and quiet

hiking
10 months ago

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

walking
Saturday, April 30, 2016