Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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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. Next, the Talking Trees Trail allows you to learn more about the components of the forest. Finally, the Forest Demonstration Trail offers the longest circuit. Here you can view different forest types and learn about management techniques used to maintain them. It also avails a panorama of Jordan Lake. (Note: The forest is open specific times and seasons. Check before you come here.)
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)

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. Next, the Talking Trees Trail allows you to learn more about the components of the forest.

Finally, the Forest Demonstration Trail offers the longest circuit. Here you can view different forest types and learn about management techniques used to maintain them. It also avails a panorama of Jordan Lake. (Note: The forest is open specific times and seasons. Check before you come here.)

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chapel Hill
Distance: 3.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5- 2.5 hours
Season: Spring and fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, 2832 Big Woods Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (919) 542-1154, www.ncesf.org
Local Maps: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest; USGS Farrington
Driving Directions: Directions to Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

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