Duke Forest

Durham, North Carolina

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The Duke Cross-Country Trail and Fit Loop is a popular recreational facility, and once you walk on this beautiful trail you will understand why. You will enjoy this trail almost any season of the year. In May you can enjoy the fragrance of honeysuckle; in the fall, the leaves of the hardwoods are beautiful. Even a winter walk can be lovely because Durham rarely gets snow—the average temperature in the Triangle area year-round is 70° F—but a winter walk might reward you with snow or ice-tipped pines. Special attractions: Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Duke Cross-Country Trail, and Fit Loop.
Walking Raleigh / Durham

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Walking Raleigh / Durham

by Rebecca C. Mann (Falcon Guides)

The Duke Cross-Country Trail and Fit Loop is a popular recreational facility, and once you walk on this beautiful trail you will understand why. You will enjoy this trail almost any season of the year.

In May you can enjoy the fragrance of honeysuckle; in the fall, the leaves of the hardwoods are beautiful. Even a winter walk can be lovely because Durham rarely gets snow—the average temperature in the Triangle area year-round is 70° F—but a winter walk might reward you with snow or ice-tipped pines. Special attractions: Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Duke Cross-Country Trail, and Fit Loop.

©  Rebecca C. Mann/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Driving Directions: Directions to Duke Forest

Recent Trail Reviews

2/1/2011
0

Not a bad little place to walk around. LIke previous review said, very close to civilization. But it's a nice escape and there are some great views from the rocks at the top overlooking the stream.


12/24/2008
0

Re: Al Buehler Trail... Excellent "walk in the woods" with civilization close aboard. Surrounds Washington Duke golf course just south of Duke University West Campus. Many locals (families, retirees, students) use this trail. Quite safe, can get somewhat busy. Grades are easy - no more than 5% or so. Limited parking at north (Cameron Blvd) and south (W. Cornwallis Road) entrances. Recent major work done on the section of Sandy Creek that passes through the area has improved drainage. Emergency phones throughout. Excellent fall foliage colors.



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