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North River Loop

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

This trail wanders down to the picturesque North Branch of the Little River.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Loop

582' 178 m

High

477' 145 m

Low

107' 32 m

Up

103' 31 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Park Hours
November - February: 8 am - 5 pm
March and October: 8 am - 6 pm
April and September: 8 am - 7 pm
May - August: 8 am - 8 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Description

As the Ridge Trail ends, you'll find an information booth. Go to the right beyond the booth, and you soon have a choice to go left or right. Going left, you drop down through mostly new forest with some mature Loblolly pines. The closer you get to the river, the bigger the trees get. Once you are down by the boulder-strewn river, you follow it and pass several benches along the way. As long as the mosquitos aren't biting, it would be a great spot to sit for a while. Continue on uphill to where you eventually meet back at Ridge Trail.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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A beautiful rough green snake slithers along a nearby tree on the North River Loop.
Jul 5, 2017 near Butner, NC
A canopy of trees shades the North Fork Little River.
Jul 5, 2017 near Butner, NC
Calm waters meander on the North Fork Little River.
Jul 5, 2017 near Butner, NC

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