Looking for a great trail near Durham, North Carolina? AllTrails has 54 great hiking trails, trail 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 36 easy trails in Durham ranging from 0.6 to 21.9 miles and from 229 to 695 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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I walked the first 10 miles of the trail, it was great

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

Great, super short trail down one side and up the other of small Piney Mountain. Beautiful the whole way through and features a really fun little scramble down by the creek.

The "Fieldstone Trail" links the "Ridge and Shakori trails" with "Holden's Mill Trail"

it is a great trail with good views of the river and nice walk through the pines.
do venture to the top most lookout with great views.

14 days ago

there was trash all over the place. I wouldn't go there again

hiking
muddy
19 days ago

Formerly a railroad track, this is an easy flat trail raised above wetlands through the woods. Several downed trees and deep culverts require some careful steps but most is pretty hard packed and good for trail running and dog walking. Also either by hurricane flooding or careless visitors lots of debris and bottles. The area at the end stops at the lake and you can see the continuation across the lake. Spotted an eagle flying low out in the middle of Lake Jordan near these headwaters.

hiking
19 days ago

Really cool trail, but there was broken glass, trash, and blockages all over the place.

Nice hike with plenty of river access

hiking
muddy
19 days ago

20 days ago

♥️

hiking
muddy
20 days ago

Good hike, beautiful water. Good rocks. Pet friendly, saw a lot of dogs. A bit muddy; varies based on conditions, but takes a long time to dry out.

hiking
20 days ago

Due to recent weather the trail was a bit slippery in places but loved the parts along the river. Should be beautiful in the spring and fall. Agree that it should be ranked “Easy” not “Moderate”.

It was a good length trail, pretty at the end. The trail itself needs work. Lots of trees down, very muddy, and trash all along the trail.

hiking
bridge out
26 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

This was a nice trail and I added in the Fanny Ford trail to complete it. Was very slippery down by the river, so watch the mud. It looks like it is nearly dry but very slick. Enjoyed the hike. Ice on the ground but the weather was perfect!

This trail requires crossing the Eno river two times without a bridge. So if the river is high, as it was today, or the water is cold, then you’ll have to turn back fairly early on.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Nice walk to and around the quarry. There is road noise from the nearby highway but by the time you get to the quarry, it’s minimal. This was our first time visiting this park and we were very impressed with the size of the river. There were other people (with and without dogs) also in the area but for a Saturday, it wasn’t too busy.

So beautiful even in the winter. I can not wait to make this a monthly hike to see the changes. just over 2 miles of trails and flowers.

hiking
1 month ago

good hike for young kids.

mountain biking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Decent trail for the location. A few steep areas, but not too challenging. Family and dog friendly. Nice section of the trail by the river.

Beautiful. Free. Accessible year round so different flora during different seasons.

Parking can be tricky but I’ve never had to turn back because there was no space. The trail is a good workout with a couple of good hills. Mostly quiet and plenty of room so you don’t feel crowded by others.

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike with numerous changes of scenery. A great way to start a fall day.

Completed the entire 22 miles. I enjoyed the Chatham County side better than the Durham side just because I like the country view much better. It was fun to see the changes in the scenery throughout the trail. I went in December and didn't have a problem on the trail. I did run across a guy smoking while sitting in the middle of the trail and I walked around him. Saw 3 men smoking weed standing just off the trail in the woods in Durham. I kept walking and made it to the finish line! (I started at the New Hill trailhead and walked to downtown Durham. I was VERY upset that alltrails didn't work on my cell phone for the last 10 miles of my hike and I couldn't record it.

It is well marked and a nice walk

hiking
2 months ago

All Korstian and Blackwood sections of Duke Forest are closed Monday through Friday until 12/14/18 for deer herd reduction.:(

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