Battle Park

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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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 Carolina, Kemp Plummer Battle, who back in the 1840s laid out trails along the creek that bears his name. Today Battle would be proud to know his woods have been turned into a park with trails enough for a rewarding double loop that explores the streams and hills of this wooded swath of the UNC campus, as well as visits the historic outdoor Forest Theater.
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)

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 Carolina, Kemp Plummer Battle, who back in the 1840s laid out trails along the creek that bears his name.

Today Battle would be proud to know his woods have been turned into a park with trails enough for a rewarding double loop that explores the streams and hills of this wooded swath of the UNC campus, as well as visits the historic outdoor Forest Theater.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chapel Hill
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Carolina Botanical Garden, The University of North Carolina, CB 3375, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, (919) 962-0522, www.ncbg.unc.edu/battle-park/
Local Maps: Battle Park Pedestrian Trails; USGS Chapel Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Battle Park

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