Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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This former homestead area is predominantly flat, with a series of bluffs as you head south. The bluffs can be bypassed for an easier hike, but to fully appreciate this diverse forest you’ll want to climb the hill to reach the overlook. Dozens of tree species can be found in the preserve. Take your time and look for placards on many trees, a great introduction to tree identification. Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, formerly a homestead to the Johnston family for two centuries, was acquired by the Triangle Land Conservancy in 1999 and opened to the public in 2001. The 296-acre preserve is notable for its variety of tree species, many of which bear informational placards to aid identification.
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by Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek (Falcon Guides)

This former homestead area is predominantly flat, with a series of bluffs as you head south. The bluffs can be bypassed for an easier hike, but to fully appreciate this diverse forest you’ll want to climb the hill to reach the overlook. Dozens of tree species can be found in the preserve. Take your time and look for placards on many trees, a great introduction to tree identification.

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, formerly a homestead to the
Johnston family for two centuries, was acquired by the Triangle Land Conservancy in 1999 and opened to the public
in 2001. The 296-acre preserve is notable for its variety of
tree species, many of which bear informational placards to
aid identification.

©  Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Chapel Hill
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring and fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS Chapel Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

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May 2018