Five-Star Trails Raleigh and Durham  by Joshua Kinser

Five-Star Trails: Raleigh & Durham Guide Book

by Joshua Kinser (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Raleigh and Durham  by Joshua Kinser
Surrounding Raleigh and Durham is a patchwork of national, state, and local parks, which are home to a network of trails that wind through hilly woodlands and around lakes and meandering rivers. Don’t miss the hidden hiking treasures of Raleigh and Durham! With the expert guidance of author Joshua Kinser, you’ll enjoy 31 of the region’s best trails. Kinser details urban strolls through Raleigh and Durham, an educational forest trail that’s great for families, and longer adventures near lakes, creeks, and mountains—providing a broad spectrum of the varied landscape of central North Carolina and its plentiful wildlife. Kinser’s vivid hike descriptions give insight to the history, fl ora, and fauna of the routes, and his concise, accurate trail directions and mileages will keep explorers on the right path.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Raleigh & Durham" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.

This loop, combining three popular trails in Blue Jay Point County Park, starts from the visitor center and garden area. From here you cross the park’s main road and follow an unpaved footpath through ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
Chapel Hill is nicknamed the Southern Part of Heaven, and after taking a short stroll through the charming streets and brick-paved paths of the university campus, you’ll find it easy to understand why ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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Clemmons Educational State Forest lies 16 miles southeast of Raleigh, between the Piedmont and the coastal plain. The Clemmons’s pine stands and hardwoods are set on a rolling terrain that is highligh ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
Downtown Durham is divided into several districts. This route starts at the Durham Visitor Info Center, at 101 E. Morgan St., and ventures through downtown and the main business district of the city. ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Explore the grounds of the Duke University campus on this mostly gravel cross-country trail that winds through the forest surrounding the Washington Duke Inn and golf course. Adjacent to the Duke Fore ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Th is trail leads to the Bobbitt Hole, one of the most scenic areas along the Eno River. At Bobbitt Hole a rock outcrop towers over the river on the south bank, where a small cascade drops into an 18- ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Eno River State Park creates a 3,900-acre protective forest corridor that surrounds the winding banks of the Eno River. Th e Eno fl ows from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles, wh ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Th is route explores the B. W. Wells Recreation Area, combining the Long Loop Trail and the Short Loop Trail. Th e path begins from the trailhead in the fi rst parking lot on the west side of Benthill ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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This trail follows along the southeast shore of Falls Lake and explores the hardwood forest and pine stands that surround the lake. The trail starts at the Falls Lake Visitor Assistance Center, which ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
This walk takes you into downtown Raleigh and explores some of the best attractions in the area. The walk starts at the Raleigh Visitor Information Center, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel on ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Fred G. Bond Metro Park is in east Cary, 12 miles west of Raleigh. It’s about a 20-minute drive from Raleigh to the park. Fred G. Bond Metro Park is the one-stop shop for outdoor recreation in Cary. T ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
Th is hike combines two trails in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, the Paw Paw Trail and the Pine Cone Trail, to form a 1.9-mile loop. Th e trail starts in the Kiwanis shelter parking lot and follows along th ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
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This 680-acre park is 23 miles southwest of Raleigh and 32 miles south of Durham.
Raleigh, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.5
This is a very enjoyable walk through the ridges and ravines of Cary’s upland forest.
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Historic Oak View County Park is 5 miles east of downtown Raleigh, and it is definitely worth the trip. The incredibly preserved 27-acre farmstead can be explored along more than a mile of paths. This ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oakwood is one of the finest examples of late-1800s development in downtown Raleigh. This downtown walk explores the core of the classic neighborhoo ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The 174-acre Historic Yates Mill County Park is 6 miles south of downtown Raleigh, and it features the masterfully restored waterpowered 18th-century Yates Mill. The park has more than 2 miles of hiki ...
Raleigh, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
Th e 14,000-acre park has more than 22 miles of hiking trails, and the New Hope Overlook area is on the southwest side of the park near Moncure, North Carolina. Th e New Hope Overlook area has two tra ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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There are two trails in the Ebenezer Church Recreation Area, the Ebenezer Church Trail and the Old Oak Trail. This route follows the Old Oak Trail, an easy 1-mile loop that begins at the Ebenezer Picn ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
The Seaforth Recreation Area is centrally located in Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, right off US 64 west of Wilsonville. The Pond Trail is nearly a complete loop. It begins on the western side of ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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