Big Bend Loop

Durham, North Carolina

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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 Mount Sinai Road, using forest roads to reach the Wooden Bridge. Here you turn downstream along New Hope Creek. Discover bluffs, bottomlands, and big woods while curving along the creek, including the Big Bend. Leave the stream to climb back to upland woods via wide doubletrack trail. (Note: A couple of sections involve a modicum of scrambling along rock outcrops.)
Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

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 Mount Sinai Road, using forest roads to reach the Wooden Bridge.

Here you turn downstream along New Hope Creek. Discover bluffs, bottomlands, and big woods while curving along the creek, including the Big Bend. Leave the stream to climb back to upland woods via wide doubletrack trail. (Note: A couple of sections involve a modicum of scrambling along rock outcrops.)

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2.5- 3.5 hours
Season: Spring for wildflowers and aquatic scenes
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 Korstian Division; USGS Chapel Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Bend Loop

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