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Brumley Nature Preserve North

Intermediate
 4.4 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Excellent trail and a superb way to enjoy nature, whether you are jogging or hiking.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Loop

504' 154 m

High

459' 140 m

Low

89' 27 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers

Plenty of parking.

Overview

A trail that seems like it is made for hikers. There are multiple views on nature and fauna through the area and at least three trail junctions that are clearly marked. This loop combines the Stony Creek Bluff Trail, the Cedar Grove Trail, and the Dairy Farm Trail for an excellent loop around the north end of the preserve.

Need to Know

Superb trail. At times, the trail is very narrow and windy.

Description

This part of the Brumley Nature Preserve and the nearby southern loop was a very generous gift from the Brumley family. Both sections are in Orange County, very close to Durham County and the Eno Fire Department.

The Brumley family purchased this tract of land, which was scheduled to be a housing development. After a very tragic accident with several Brumley members, along with George and Julia Brumley's passing, the Zeist Foundation sold the property to the Triangle Land Conservancy. Both sections of this preserve opened to the public in 2017.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Rumsey

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  4.4 from 7 votes

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Relaxing trail
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
View of a  Stony Creek
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Pond
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Pond view
Oct 30, 2020 near Hillsbo…, NC
Stony Creek view
Oct 30, 2020 near Hillsbo…, NC
Small Footbridge
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC

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Jun 13, 2021
Suzanne Stock
The caution about the bridge is incorrect. This bridge has been replaced for some time.
May 29, 2021
Amy Smither
13h 49m
Jun 12, 2020
Jason Baxter
Hiked Cedar Grove (little muddy from recent rain) and Stony Creek Bluff trails. 2.5mi — 0h 57m
Jun 6, 2020
Jason Baxter
Nice trail with good parking lot. Usually not crowded. Creek access along Stony Creek Bluff trail. 2.7mi — 1h 06m
May 4, 2020
William Allen
3.2mi — 2h 00m
Nov 3, 2019
Doug Shartzer
3.7mi — 1h 19m