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Recommended Routes in Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 27

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Favorite Straight for Company Mill Trail to the left for Inspiration Trail.
Intermediate

Company Mill Trail

5.1 mi 8.2 km 382' Up 116.51 m Up 565' Down 172.22 m Down

Cary, NC
Favorite The rocky Eno River flows beside the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Eno Outer Loop

7.1 mi 11.4 km 841' Up 256.33 m Up 841' Down 256.41 m Down

Hillsbo…, NC
Favorite A beautiful view from the shore.
Intermediate

De Hart Botanical Gardens

2.8 mi 4.5 km 179' Up 54.52 m Up 178' Down 54.13 m Down

Youngsv…, NC
Favorite View atop Ole Steepy
Intermediate

Al Buehler and Sally Meyerhoff Trails

3.7 mi 6.0 km 216' Up 65.72 m Up 225' Down 68.71 m Down

Durham, NC
Favorite Relaxing trail
Intermediate

Brumley Nature Preserve North

3.2 mi 5.2 km 89' Up 27.14 m Up 89' Down 27.19 m Down

Hillsbo…, NC
Favorite The Wildlife Viewing Platform is a great place to make a sketch, view birds, or enjoy lunch.
Intermediate

Horton Grove Nature Preserve Loop

6.0 mi 9.6 km 299' Up 91.1 m Up 299' Down 91.05 m Down

Butner, NC
Favorite The trail passes through a controlled burn area
Easy/Intermediate

Peninsula Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km 125' Up 37.97 m Up 125' Down 37.97 m Down

Holly S…, NC
Favorite When you hike in from the parking area on the Robin's Trail, take a short spur on the left to a beautiful creek overlook with bench. It's a great place to think and rest!
Intermediate

Johnston Mill Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 121' Up 36.73 m Up 120' Down 36.67 m Down

Chapel…, NC
Favorite Golden winter forests dominate the lakeshore.
Intermediate

New Hope Overlook - Red-Blue Trails

5.1 mi 8.3 km 498' Up 151.91 m Up 482' Down 146.84 m Down

Pittsboro, NC

Raleigh - Durham Metro Area Hiking

  • 905 Miles 1,456 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 205 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 193 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 374

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3.6 mi 5.7 km #1Falls Lake Trail - Section 1
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Springhouse Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Hillsborough, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Hillsborough, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Jordan Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Laurel Bluffs Trail (East)
Intermediate
Durham, NC
Intermediate
Durham, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5River Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Walker Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #7Gilbert Yager Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Walnut Grove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Peaks Loop
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Hart Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC

Photos of Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 815

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Springhouse Loop
Sep 4, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
An ancient Eastern Box Turtle taking up the trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Fearrin…, NC
A sunset and sundog over Lake Crabtree.
Oct 13, 2016 near Morrisv…, NC
Pretty creek cutting through the woods
May 23, 2021 near Clayton, NC
A derelict race car sits below the old stands
Mar 27, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Golden winter forests dominate the lakeshore.
Jan 30, 2017 near Pittsboro, NC
The Holman Loop is perfect for families with young children even in winter!
Jan 5, 2016 near Butner, NC
The Wildlife Viewing Platform is a great place to make a sketch, view birds, or enjoy lunch.
Jan 5, 2016 near Butner, NC