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Recommended Routes in Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 29

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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 Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden
Easy/Intermediate

Duke Gardens Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 130' Up 39.64 m Up 129' Down 39.46 m Down

Durham, NC
Favorite Sign at east end of trail.
Intermediate

Copperhead Out-and-Back

4.5 mi 7.2 km 258' Up 78.61 m Up 258' Down 78.58 m Down

Fearrin…, NC
Favorite Photographing the grassland along the Holman Loop as part of REI's Introduction to Nature Photography class.
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 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 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 Trail view.
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 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

Raleigh - Durham Metro Area Hiking

  • 942 Miles 1,517 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 229 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 197 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 399

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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
4.9 mi 8.0 km #4Sycamore Trail
Intermediate
Cary, NC
Intermediate
Cary, NC 22 
3.6 mi 5.7 km #5Shoreline Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6River Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #7Walker Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Walnut Grove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #9Gilbert Yager Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Peaks Loop
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC

Photos of Raleigh - Durham Metro Area - 875

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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
Bald Eagle, over Jordan Lake
Dec 29, 2021 near Pittsboro, 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