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    Duke Cross Country Path

    Durham, North Carolina
    Distance3.1mi
    Elevation Gain6ft
    Trailhead Elevation313ft
    Top319ft
    Elevation Min/Max313/319ft
    Elevation Start/End313/313ft

    Duke Cross Country Path

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    Tupelo, MS
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    7/20/2018
    This place is really beautiful. The nature trail is great for kids and even adults who want to learn more. The forest areas are deep and green and the other trails aren't difficult. There are streams and lots of wildlife around. You can't picture a more beautiful spot to enjoy nature.
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    Walworth, NY
    Trailblazer | 582 pts
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    6/13/2018
    What a great hike. We even hit the cc trail.
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    Cary, NC
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    2/1/2011
    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.
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    Durham, NC
    Adventurer | 240 pts
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    2/14/2010
    Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory is over 7,000 acres of managed forest owned by Duke University in Durham, and used for forestry research, environmental education, and public recreation. Duke Forest is easily one of the best things about living in the Triangle. There are many separate trails of varying length and difficulty that traverse the forest throughout it's 3 county span. Entry is through "gates" located on public roads and parking is along roadside shoulders. Many of the trails are actually wide, well cleared fire roads. There are very limited facilities, notably picnic shelters and outhouses at several sites for group outings. Cell phone coverage can be frustrating but trails are well marked, reasonably busy and quite safe. Much of the area is old farmsteads from the 18th through the very early 20th centuries so there can be areas of recovering new growth mixed in with older hardwood forest. Birds, insects and some major wildlife abound here. Several major creeks cross many of the trails. Closures of the forest can happen on weekdays during fall hunting season but they usually are always open on weekends. Cool respites from Piedmont summer heat along with outstanding fall foliage viewing opportunities. Excellent maps available from the University for a small fee.
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    Trail Information

    Durham
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Office of Duke Forest, Duke University; (919) 613-8013; dukeforest.duke edu. Closure’s due to logging and other activities are listed on the site.
    Local Contacts
    USGS Northwest Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill. The best map of Duke Forest can be purchased from the website below (recent changes are shown on the site’s downloadable maps)
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