Hiking Project Logo

green Al Buehler Cross Country Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 49 m
Descent: -170' -52 m
High: 387' 118 m
Low: 277' 85 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Mikhaila Redovian

This trail is the larger of two available at the Duke Forest and includes scenic surroundings.

Mikhaila Redovian

Features Fall Colors · Views

Description

The Al Buehler Trail loop is just under 3 miles, and it's a great trail when taken in either direction. Signposts appear at the 1/4 mile and 1k marks. There are several points where you can start, either from the parking lot near the intersection of Erwin Rd and Cameron, or further east, past the entrance to the Washington Duke country club.

If you take the loop in a clockwise direction (opposite the signposts), you'll cross over a bridge near mile marker 2, and you can take a left at that point to add on the Sally Meyerhoff exercise loop, which is about another 1k to 3/4 mile. There are exercise stations along this loop if you want to test your balance or do some other workouts.

When you return to the Al Buehler Trail, you'll continue over some mild rises until you near mile marker 1.5, where you climb up a bit, going behind one of the golf tees. The drop back down is even more dramatic and then you'll cross over two small bridges in rapid succession before reaching the 1-mile marker. From there, it's a quick jaunt back to the start of the loop and your vehicle.

Contacts

Land Manager: Duke Forest

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

May 15, 2017
Matthew Clark
3mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Duke Forest

#5307

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Duke Forest

#184

in North Carolina

#5,307

Overall
57 Views Last Month
1,274 Since Nov 22, 2016
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking