“A challenging singletrack trail, that keeps your senses guessing.
— Kevin Rumsey
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek
Open dawn to dusk.
Keep an eye out for an occasional loose board on the boardwalk and bridges. If the trail is dry, do not run on the concrete pavers. This trail could use some maintenance, as there are trees down, and heavy and thick grass and bushes when the trail goes under powerlines. Best entry is off Southwest Durham Drive.
If you are a runner, this is the place for you. The New Hope Creek Trail
portion is a winding jaunt through the forest that closely follows New Hope Creek. Surprisingly, the trail is relatively quiet, being so close to 15/501( Durham/Chapel Hill Blvd.). The trail is part of a natural floodplain, so it would be advisable not to run or hike after a heavy rain.
Flora & Fauna
Plenty of fauna, and tree cover.