Duke Forest

Durham, North Carolina 27717

Duke Forest

Duke Forest Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Duke Forest Reviews

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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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12/24/2008
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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Trail Information

Durham
Nearby City
3.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Activity Feed

Jul 2018