Piney Mountain Hike

Durham, North Carolina 27706

Piney Mountain Hike

Piney Mountain Hike Professional Guide

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"This hike explores the highs and lows of the Duke Forest’s Korstian Division. Start your hike on the Piney Mountain Road to reach the crest of Piney Mountain, standing 200 feet above New Hope Creek below.

Drop to the water’s edge and squeeze past rocky bluffs. The trail then crosses Piney Mountain Creek and pinches past still more bluffs before opening to richly forested bottomland. Downstream, find sheer bluffs across the water and two milldams. Your return route wanders woods before returning to New Hope Creek and a backtrack. Finally, climb back to the top of Piney Mountain and onto the trailhead."

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"This hike explores the highs and lows of the Duke Forest’s Korstian Division. Start your hike on the Piney Mountain Road to reach the crest of Piney Mountain, standing 200 feet above New Hope Creek below. Drop to the water’s edge and squeeze past rocky bluffs. The trail then crosses Piney Mountain Creek and pinches past still more bluffs before opening to richly forested bottomland. Downstream, find sheer bluffs across the water and two milldams. Your return route wanders woods before returning to New Hope Creek and a backtrack. Finally, climb back to the top of Piney Mountain and on to the trailhead." Read more

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Trail Information

Durham
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5- 3.5 hours
Duration
Spring for wildflowers and aquatic scenes
Season
Office of the Duke Forest, Duke University, P.O. Box 90332, Durham, NC 27708, (919) 613-8013, www.dukeforest.duke.edu
Local Contacts
Duke Forest Korstian Division; USGS Chapel Hill
Local Maps

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Dec 2018