Fan Branch Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is within Southern Community Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 435 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 323 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is a wetland.
Fan Branch Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This greenway delivers a little bit of everything, including three creeks to visit. Start the trek at Southern Community Park, where you walk through a wooded preserve before leaving the park near Scroggs Elementary School. Come near Fan Branch as the trail continues north through Southern Village, where it uses the sidewalk along a street for a short period. The trail dips to cross Fan Branch in a widened swath of greenspace then crosses Fan Branch’s mother stream— Wilson Creek—twice. Tunnel under Culbreth Road and enter more parkland to meet Morgan Creek and the Morgan Creek Trail."
--Johnny Molloy, Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Falcon Guides).
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