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Best trails in Durham

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Looking for a great trail near Durham, North Carolina? AllTrails has 68 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. 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 50 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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Map of trails in Durham
Top trails (68)
#1 - Piney Mountain Trail
Duke Forest Korstian Division
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Note: Users have reported that this trail is closed Sept 23 - Dec 13 on weekdays for wildlife maintenance.Show more
#2 - Rhododendron Bluff Circuit
Duke Forest Korstian Division
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Rhododendron Bluff Circuit is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#3 - Cabelands Trail To Eno Quarry Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Cabelands Trail To Eno Quarry Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#4 - Laurel Bluffs Trail to Eno Quarry
Eno River State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Laurel Bluffs Trail to Eno Quarry is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#5 - Pump Station Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Pump Station Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#6 - Bobbitt Hole Trail to Cole Mill Trail Loop
Eno River State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Not much is known about the history of Bobbitts Hole, nor has much been written about the geologic features that cause the hole. But, one thing is certain, it is a beautiful gem all year long and a grShow more
#7 - Dunnagan Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Dunnagan Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is aShow more
#8 - Brumley Forest Nature Preserve North
Brumley Nature Preserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
New part of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. This is a route of the 4 trails looped together. The trail starts on Stony Creek Bluff trail before continuing on Cedar Grove trail, A Train trail, retracinShow more
#9 - Eno Trace Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Eno Trace Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#10 - Rhodo Trail to New Hope Creek Trail Loop
Duke Forest Korstian Division
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Note: Forest is closed from 9/23 to 12/13/19. This is a collection of trails strung together to form a longer loop in the Korstian section of Duke Forest in Durham. Park in the layby on the right hanShow more
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