Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina  by Johnny Molloy

Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina  by Johnny Molloy
These best easy day hikes of greater Chapel Hill are truly a treasure for locals and visitors coming to see this special slice of North Carolina. With this guide in hand and willing feet, you can explore greater Chapel Hill on the trails described within these pages. No matter where you go, the hikes will enhance your outdoor experience and leave you appreciating the natural splendors of the Piedmont. Enjoy.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina" Guide Book
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Take a hike at a historic Hillsborough estate. Start your walk in sight of this brick plantation house from the early 1800s, then pass through the grounds to enter woods and find the Eno River. Soak ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
You will enjoy this natural surface greenway that links Chapel Hill’s Community Center Park to the University of North Carolina’s Battle Park. Leave Community Center Park, cutting through a resident ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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Battle Park, once known as Battle’s Woods, may be the oldest hiking destination in the Chapel Hill area. The 93-acre preserve is named for the student and later president of the University of North Ca ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
Enjoy a mix of streamside and hilltop hiking on this circuit hike at the Korstian Division of Duke Forest, as well as viewing different forest management practices within the forest. The hike leaves M ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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This surprisingly attractive greenway takes you on a journey up the Bolin Creek watershed. Start your trek at Community Center Park, with its numerous facilities, then head upstream along Bolin Creek. ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This is a fun and popular hike, sometimes almost too busy. Avoid this trek on Saturdays if possible. Start at Eno River State Park’s Cabelands area and take the Cabelands Trail down toward the Eno to ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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This park nestled in the town of Chapel Hill contains some surprisingly hilly and scenic terrain—and its namesake Cedar Falls. You will wend your way through a potentially confusing but fun network ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
This greenway delivers a little bit of everything, including three creeks to visit. Start the trek at Southern Community Park, where you walk through a wooded preserve before leaving the park near Scr ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
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Explore an intentionally educational forest situated on a peninsula of Jordan Lake. Here you can enjoy three loop walks. The Lowlands Trail leads by a creek and to a lake cove, then the lake itself. N ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
This hike mixes a classic streamside greenway with a natural surface loop around a hilly meadow mixed with trees. The hardest part of the hike may be finding the trailhead parking the first time. Af ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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This hike through a natural area links up with a city of Durham park to create a wooded and sometimes wet circuit through tall bottomland hardwoods along New Hope Creek. Big trees, brooding streams, a ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
This hike explores the highs and lows of the Duke Forest’s Korstian Division. Start your hike on the Piney Mountain Road to reach the crest of Piney Mountain, standing 200 feet above New Hope Creek be ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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This is a fun and scenic walk at one of Jordan Lake’s more popular day use areas. You will find out why it is called the Pond Trail as it passes three different ponds along the way. However, there i ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This circuit hike travels hills down to flats along the Eno River, where it then explores what is considered the best wildflower area at Eno River State Park. From there, come alongside the river to ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This loop visits one of the deepest valleys in the Triangle area. You might even call this part of New Hope Creek a mini gorge as it cuts a rocky, rapid-filled swath beneath Piney Mountain. Situated i ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
The Riverwalk is used not only by hikers but also by parents with strollers, joggers, and tourists who find their way to this quaint Piedmont community, as well as folks taking a break from their busi ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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This is an opportunity to learn about the landscape of the Piedmont while stretching your legs. Set in the Durham Division of the Duke Forest, this loop explores a stream cutting through a swath of un ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
This hike explores Stony Creek, the aquatic pulse of Duke Forest’s Edeburn Division. Head up old Eno Road, crossing Stony Creek by bridge. Flat Rock Trail begins the loop where you cross Stony Creek a ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
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This hike combines deep woods walking with added aquatic scenery. Vista Point Recreation Area, on the shores of Jordan Lake, provides a natural setting for this mostly level circuit. From the trailh ...
Chapel Hill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This adventure explores human and natural history along the Eno River. The Laurel Cliff Trail leaves a collection of impressive historic wooden structures to climb a bluff above the Eno River and meet ...
Durham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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