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dogs on leash
Hiked the Ridge and Shakori trails yesterday. Went the Ridge Trail first, there are some very lovely historic cabins/homesites on the trail, they are beginning to succumb to the elements-which is quite sad but their construction is very interesting. The Ridge trail, though not steep and listed as easy, gave me a winding as it was a long upward grade and in some areas we felt as though we were walking through a water cut ravine. The Shakori was a pleasant walk and I would say it was easy. A sudden storm came up and we made it back safely but I'd suggest checking the forecast a little closer or monitoring it with smartphone if storms could be expected.
Stephanie K. on Duke Cross Country Trail
great running trail
I am new to hiking and out of shape. this trail is an awesome workout for those like myself. I had to rest a minute 2 times, but I did do the whole thing. I am someone who pushes through so I wanted to complete it, but I wouldn't recommend this to all 46 year old, out of shapers :) We will be back though, we loved it!