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Durham, NC Hiking & Running Trails

When it comes to hiking and running trails, Durham is rich with a variety of options. Eno River State Park and Little River Regional Park & Natural Area feature hiking and biking trails along winding rivers and hills. West Point on the Eno City Park includes a historic mill and farmhouse surrounded by trails with beautiful views of the Eno River. There are also urban pathways lined with nature preserves, trails through protected forests, and more. Search the listings below to find the perfect setting for an active day outdoors.

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New Hope Bottomlands Trail

  • 4800 Chapel Hill Rd, trailhead at Githens Middle School
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

2.2-mile trail through the New Hope Creek flood plain with hiking and walking. Begins near Githens Middle School in Southwest Durham.

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North/South Greenway Trail

  • Trinity Ave to Club Blvd through Northgate Park into Rock Quarry Park
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-4355
  • Downtown Area

3.5-mile trail from the Eno River through Downtown Durham ideal for hiking and running.

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Penny's Bend Nature Preserve

  • 3706 Snow Hill Rd, at Old Oxford Hwy
  • Durham, NC 27712
  • (919) 962-0522
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Uncover unusual wildflowers and unique rock formations on this 84-acre peninsula formed by the Eno River. Includes hiking trail; occasional guided tours by the NC Botanical Garden.

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Quarry Trail

  • East Club Blvd (between Rock Quarry and Northgate Parks).
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 383-1686
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Hiking, jogging, and biking trails between Rock Quarry and Northgate Park.

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RTP Jogging & Pedestrian Trails

  • Throughout Research Triangle Park
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Nearly 15 miles of walking and bicycle paths through Research Triangle Park.

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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