Shepherd Nature Trail

Durham, North Carolina

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
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 undeveloped woods, despite urbanization all around it. The walk, great for kids of all ages, is dotted with interpretive signage and information about the natural world. The Shepherd Nature Trail is your learning conduit. It ends near a picnic shelter ideal for outdoor dining. Next, join a doubletrack path as it rolls through small watersheds divided by hills, making your way back to the trailhead.
Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

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 undeveloped woods, despite urbanization all around it.

The walk, great for kids of all ages, is dotted with interpretive signage and information about the natural world. The Shepherd Nature Trail is your learning conduit. It ends near a picnic shelter ideal for outdoor dining. Next, join a doubletrack path as it rolls through small watersheds divided by hills, making your way back to the trailhead.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 1.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Office of the Duke Forest, Duke University, P.O. Box 90332, Durham, NC 27708, (919) 613-8013, www.dukeforest.duke.edu
Local Maps: Duke Forest Durham Division; USGS Northwest Durham
Driving Directions: Directions to Shepherd Nature Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018