Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham  by Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek

Best Easy Day Hikes: Raleigh-Durham Guide Book

by Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham  by Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek
Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for sixteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. Choose from riverside strolls, historical sites, wheelchair-accessible nature paths, family outings, or secluded getaways, all within thirty minutes of the cities.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Raleigh-Durham" Guide Book
Displaying trails 16 of 16.

Displaying trails 1 to 16 of 16.

This loop trail begins with a self-guided interpretive hike, then strikes out for the shore of Falls Lake. Follow the lakeside, stopping for a great view before heading back for home. Wildflowers are ...
Wake Forest, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
Cox Mountain Trail is a challenging uphill climb at the popular Few’s Ford access area of Eno River State Park. The trail begins at the Eno River, passing over a swaying suspension bridge. You’ll leav ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
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This hike follows the shore of the Shearon Harris Reservoir for about 3 miles, then veers into the woods for the return leg. The highlight of the hike is a long series of switchbacks following the b ...
Holly Springs, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
This beautiful preserve in southern Cary is one of the few places where you can see mountain plant species in the Piedmont. Begin your hike with the short Swift Creek Loop Trail, which offers magnific ...
Apex, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
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Yates Mill Park is one of the most pristine parks in the region and is home to a breathtaking diversity of plant and animal species. Begin your hike by crossing the pond boardwalk and exploring the ne ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
This former homestead area is predominantly flat, with a series of bluffs as you head south. The bluffs can be bypassed for an easier hike, but to fully appreciate this diverse forest you’ll want to c ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
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This loop trail around Lake Crabtree passes through woodlands, across an earthen dam, and through wetland areas. The hike’s varied terrain includes some steep climbs, providing photographers and natur ...
Morrisville, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.8
This hike begins with an easy wooded walk around the western side of Lake Johnson, then strikes out on a paved path to tour the eastern side. The last leg of the hike is a rugged footpath that closely ...
Cary, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.9
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This short self-guided nature hike offers an introduction to some of the region’s most important plant species. The trail begins with a wooded uphill climb and ends at the Laurel Cliffs with a spectac ...
Durham, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.4
This rugged loop trail takes you to all four corners of Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. The trail begins with a scenic hike winding up and down the mountain, with views of the surrounding for ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
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At the Pump Station access to Eno River State Park, you can explore the ruins of Durham’s first pump station, then take a long walk along the banks of the Eno River. Along this rugged trail you’ll s ...
Durham, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.2
This hike features a moderate uphill climb that passes through different stages of forest succession, changing from young pine forests in the low areas to mature mixed hardwood on the bluffs by Little ...
Rougemont, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
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Sal’s Branch Trail is a great introduction to the 22 miles of hiking trails at William B. Umstead State Park. This loop trail runs downhill through pine forest and mixed hardwood forest. The far end ...
Morrisville, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
This quick hike takes you through the highlights of Durant Nature Park in less than a mile. Begin with a stroll on the banks of Secret Creek, then visit the picnic area, playground, and boathouse. F ...
Wake Forest, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.8
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This paved loop trail is a wonderful way to enjoy nature without venturing too far from civilization. The loop takes you on a stroll around 53-acre Shelley Lake, a nesting area for hawks, herons, gees ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.8
Swift Creek Bluffs is a twenty-three-acre nature preserve tucked away in southern Cary. The preserve extends along the south bank of a 0.5-mile section of Swift Creek, where the bank is dominated by a ...
Cary, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
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