Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Durham, North Carolina 27706

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"This hike explores a protected parcel of the upper New Hope Creek watershed. Follow New Hope Creek downstream past two former mill sites, then make a loop around a tributary—Old Field Creek—walking hilly bluffs and streamside flats. These watercourses deliver beauty in each season, luring you to return for multiple visits.

Sometimes while driving, we roll on bridges right over creeks and never give them much thought. However, many creeks in the Triangle area harbor natural beauty and a glimpse of the area’s past. New Hope Creek and its tributary Old Field Creek are two such waterways, streams that once hosted mills where local farmers ground their corn into meal, streams now functioning as wildlife corridors, valleys where trees rise regally to cool the waters below them, and where wildflowers from trout lilies to jack-in-the-pulpit color the woodland floor."

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Trail Information

Durham
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5- 2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701; (919) 908-8809; www.triangleland.org
Local Contacts
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
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Jul 2018