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Durant Nature Park Loop

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Roundtrip

3.2 miles

5.1 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

220 ft

67 m

Highest point

310 ft

94 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Elevation loss

-224 ft

-68 m

Max grade

13% (7°)

Elevation loss

-224 ft

-68 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Lowest point

251 ft

76 m


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Durant Nature Park, NC

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Shared by Kevin Rumsey

Features

Dogs - Leashed  ·  Birding  ·  Fall Colors  ·  Lake  ·  River/Creek  ·  Views  ·  Wildlife

Overview

This loop is a great way to enjoy the rustic nature and atmosphere of Durant Nature Park.

This hike is a great way to reflect on nature and remember what summer camp once was. This trail system is surprisingly serene for being located among housing developments and well-traveled roads. The park has several great trails to choose from, allowing for a variety of hike options and different loops.

Starting from the northern parking lot, by the park office, hike south on a short connector to access the Lakeside Trail. This is a fantastic trail that closely follows the lake and allows for close up views of water wildlife and fowl, like cranes. Overall, it is a very relaxing and peaceful trail.

From the eastern side of the Lakeside Trail, use the short Order of the Arrow Trail to connect with the Border Trail. The Border...
This loop is a great way to enjoy the rustic nature and atmosphere of Durant Nature Park.

This hike is a great way to reflect on nature and remember what summer camp once was. This trail system is surprisingly serene for being located among housing developments and well-traveled roads. The park has several great trails to choose from, allowing for a variety of hike options and different loops.

Starting from the northern parking lot, by the park office, hike south on a short connector to access the Lakeside Trail. This is a fantastic trail that closely follows the lake and allows for close up views of water wildlife and fowl, like cranes. Overall, it is a very relaxing and peaceful trail.

From the eastern side of the Lakeside Trail, use the short Order of the Arrow Trail to connect with the Border Trail. The Border Trail is a beautiful trail that provides an opportunity to see deer and the small creeks of the park.

From the end of the Border Trail, you can then hike north again with a short side excursion on the Secret Creek Trail to loop back to the where you started.
Open dawn to dusk.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of hardwoods, deer, cranes, and squirrels.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Shared by Kevin Rumsey

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