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Swift Creek Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 415' 127 m
Low: 317' 97 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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This trail includes views of the Hemlock trees, East Bluffs, and Swift Creek.

Carlo Gesualdo

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

Approximately 100 stairs must be taken both down and up on this trail. Along the trail, runners will find level floodplain terrain, mulched paths, wooden boardwalks, one bench, and two overlooks with seating. The portion of the trail from the nature center to the overlook at the top of the Swift Creek Loop Trail stairs is accessible to some wheelchairs and to visitors with limited mobility. Although the trail is level once the steps are descended, returning up the steps can provide a challenge.

Flora & Fauna

Typical eastern US flora and fauna. Oaks, maples, beeches and poplars. Many wildflowers in the summer. Snakes, lizards and birds.

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Walk through the forest.
Mar 15, 2018 near Apex, NC
Hemlock bluff stairs.
Oct 26, 2016 near Apex, NC
The entrance of Swift Creek Trail.
Apr 21, 2017 near Apex, NC
Green and gold wildflower
Mar 15, 2018 near Apex, NC
Fringe tree in bloom in the spring.
Mar 15, 2018 near Apex, NC
The stairs along the Swift Creek Loop Trail.
Dec 6, 2016 near Apex, NC

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