Explore the most popular hiking trails near Durham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked this yesterday. Was absolutely beautiful, but very muddy!

Our fave place, however it could be better maintained by the university. There are also, several trails which are NOT dedicated trails leading to nowhere.

According, to this app says it's 1.6mi. This area is about 250sq miles! Not all trails are easy.

Another super place to hike in town. There's no beach but u can go for a swim if u don't mind rocks.

This is a quaint walk, gorgeous to see at sunset!

4 months ago

I took a fast walk the entire trail in and out no extreme mountains, relatively flat, hiked before winter snow, real nice trail. I will return many more times, Jim Raymond.
Newburyport.Ma.

Easy walk.

7 months ago

Nice scenery....Trails were narrow at times...

hiking
8 months ago

Loved the trail, plenty to see and also secluded.

It was a nice short trail. Our dog loved it!! Nice walking by the water!

Very easy family oriented walk/hike, accessing a small beach and picnic area with view of the bay. Dog friendly, but leash is required if hiking after 10AM.
Due to the proximity of to the bay, it can become icy and hard to walk on during winter after some snowy/rainy conditions. Use appropriate walking gear.
Lots of dogs roaming and playing before 10AM.

hiking
10 months ago

I was stationed here in the 80s and its always kept its beauty. A wonderful trail that affords very rare photos if you sit still for a few minutes and let the tide of nature rise back up all around you. Also the perfect skill level for grandkids.

10 months ago

This would have been a nice nature walk if it weren't for the bugs. My wife and I both sprayed our exposed skin with bug spray but at the end of the day I had over 30 bites through my shirt.

11 months ago

Beautiful. Lots of trail options, not a lot of people crowding them.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beautiful trails for snowshoeing

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hidden gem in the Seacoast

Best casual walk around the area. ❤️

walking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

By far my favorite walk around here. There's a trail along the bay and a trail cut through the fields. Extremely well maintained. My dog loves playing in the water, and all the other dogs and walkers are very nice. Never had an issue here, and I go often. Only downside is it can be busy depending when you go, but never overwhelming.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

A beautiful place. A nice loop through varied terrain along great bay. Beautiful views and a nice breeze even on hot days. In early August there's a bumper crop of wild blackberries.

The only downside is poison ivy growth that can only be described as an infestation.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

The trail is well maintained and marked. Friendly for kids and dogs. There are also spots where you can stop to get a decent view of the bay, or launch a canoe. All in all a good trail.

walking
Monday, July 04, 2016

attempted to do the East section. A lot of ticks and bugs. I actually turned around, went back to the car and went someplace else. Maybe West Foss is better???

walking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Great walk. Better knows as "Wagon Hill". A variety of well marked trails (Ie - wild rabbit, birds, monarch butterflies and of course - the trail around the lake). Nice views. Plenty of parking. Kid friendly, dog friendly (most on leashes - thank you!). The only con - highly populated.

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

A fun little hike. Easy/Moderate terrain. Great views if you stay on the main trail. Beautiful views of the Great Bay. The only downfalls - parking is VERY limited and the dogs are almost all off leash.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Too buggy!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gorgeous!!!!

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

It was fun with my friend and our dogs. I wish the trails were marked better. Good hike

walking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easy walking trail and saw some cool things

Friday, March 18, 2016

Real easy and beautiful. The loop was a little confusing but not too bad at all

walking
Monday, March 14, 2016

This was a great escape for us mid-Christmas day and gave our dog a nice outing.

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nice walk with a group on Christmas day.

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