Best Hiking Trails in Durham, NC

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Durham, NC. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705

Hiking, River, Dogs on Leash, Kid Friendly, Walking, Forest, Birding, Wildlife, Trail Running, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing & Nature Trips

The park offers nearly 30 miles of trails along a swift, shallow stream



Mon - Thu : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat : 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Sun : 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

I loved hiking in Eno River State Park and was amazed that there are about 30 miles worth of trails. I went in February so it was a bit gray and I want to come back in the spring when everything is in bloom and more lively. We did the Cox Mountain trail and everything was clearly marked with the colored trail markers and signs. The round trip was about 3.75 miles and you go along the river and cross over the old swing bridge. We passed a lot of fellow hikers and people with dogs so it was a grea
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Pittard Sears Road, Nickel Creek Circle, Durham, NC 27713

Since 2014

Hiking, Walking, Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking, Fishing, Geo-Seeking, Nature Trail, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Park

Trail is a 22+ mile rails-to-trails project located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina


Mon - Fri : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOVE this trail! Went for a long marathon training run with a couple of people while in the area and was happy with the choice to run here over Umpstead. While the southern few miles are all soft, much of the remaining portions of the trail offer both pavement and soft service, which I really appreciate. While the terrain isn't as hilly as Umpstead, there are still some fairly challenging long climbs. There are restrooms and water fountains along the trail, which knocks it up from a 4 to a 5
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308 Research Drive, Suite A142, LSRC, Durham, NC 27710

Nature Study, Hiking and Running, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Race Events, Picnics & Receptions

Over 7,000 acres of forested land and open fields in Durham, Orange & Alamance counties



Duke Forest is an often overlooked local treasure. Basically a 7000 acre forest preserve open to the public. There are multiple trails, picnic areas, horseback trails, and parking access scattered throughout. None are very clearly marked so purchase a map from Duke if you plan to do extensive hiking. This is a 'working' forest so occasionally you will run into an area where there is a science experiment or forestry activity going on
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