Eagle Spur Trail

Durham, North Carolina

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Take a walk on the Piedmont’s forgotten rail trail. Set in the southernmost reaches of New Hope Creek, the trail follows the old Eagle Spur train line through game lands its entire distance. Traverse wide, wildlife-rich bottoms while slowly curving to the shore of Jordan Lake, where the causeway of the old rail line reaches into the lake and delivers fine views. The Eagle Spur Trail is a former railroad line turned path that runs south from Stagecoach Road in Durham County and into Chatham County. It roughly parallels the lowermost, still-flowing portion of New Hope Creek before it enters Jordan Lake. From its beginning the path passes through Jordan Lake Game Lands, keeping the setting wild (check the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website for seasonal hunting dates in the Jordan Lake Game Lands before starting your trek).
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

Take a walk on the Piedmont’s forgotten rail trail. Set in the southernmost reaches of New Hope Creek, the trail follows the old Eagle Spur train line through game lands its entire distance. Traverse wide, wildlife-rich bottoms while slowly curving to the shore of Jordan Lake, where the causeway of the old rail line reaches into the lake and delivers fine views.

The Eagle Spur Trail is a former railroad line turned path that runs south from Stagecoach Road in Durham County and into Chatham County. It roughly parallels the lowermost, still-flowing portion of New Hope Creek before it enters Jordan Lake. From its beginning the path passes through Jordan Lake
Game Lands, keeping the setting wild (check the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website for seasonal hunting dates in the Jordan Lake Game Lands before starting your trek).

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Carolina Rail-Trails, PO Box 62182, Durham, NC 27715; (919) 399-5214; ncrailtrails.org
Local Maps: Eagle Spur Trail; USGS Southwest Durham, Green Level
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Spur Trail

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