Tar Heels and Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

EASY 9 reviews

Tar Heels and Franklin Street, Chapel Hill is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

trail running

walking

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

Campus is beautiful especially in the early spring but my daily walks through campus made this boring for me. Visitors love it though :) lots of history!

walking
11 months ago

I have made several trips to Franklin Street over the years. It is always fun when you can combine it with a pretty walk through the UNC campus, and maybe a visit to the Moorehead Planetarium.

nature trips
Friday, November 04, 2016

Nice city trail with nice views of many historic places.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Just minutes from the UNC campus, but feels very remote. Nice creek views.

hiking
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When I lived in Chapel Hill, this was one of my favorite hikes, as it winds through the campus and all its wonderful yet slightly dangerous brick sidewalks due to roots pushing the bricks up at odd and uneven angles. A favorite past time is sitting on franklin Street watching the Carolina freshman trip on the uplifted bricks. Good times.