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Best trails in Chapel Hill

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Looking for a great trail near Chapel Hill, North Carolina? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around William B. Umstead State Park or Eno River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Duke Forest Korstian Division or Harris Lake County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Chapel Hill ranging from 0.8 to 5.1 miles and from 265 to 574 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Chapel Hill
Top trails (20)
#1 - Old Field Bluff Trail
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve is owned and managed by the Triangle Land Conservancy and offers 4.1 total miles of trails accessible from two parking areas. While the trails may total 4.1 miles, a typShow more
#2 - Wormhole and Pumpkin Loop Trails
Carolina North Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Wormhole and Pumpkin Loop Trails is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#3 - North Carolina Botanical Garden
North Carolina Botanical Garden
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
North Carolina Botanical Garden is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#4 - Crow Branch Overlook Loop
Carolina North Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Crow Branch Overlook Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#5 - Cedar Falls Park Loop
Cedar Falls Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Cedar Falls Park Loop is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#6 - Battle Branch Trail
Battle Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Battle Branch Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#7 - Hard Climb Road
Duke Forest Korstian Division
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Hard Climb Road is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#8 - Bolin Creek Trail
Chapel Hill Community Center Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Bolin Creek Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#9 - Mason Farm Trail
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
NOTE: As of March 30, 2020, users have reported that part of the loop is closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#10 - Neverland's Inner Loop
Carolina North Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
Neverland's Inner Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
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