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New Hope Creek Bottomlands Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (7)

A challenging singletrack trail, that keeps your senses guessing.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

100%

Runnable

257' 78 m

High

245' 75 m

Low

15' 5 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Open dawn to dusk.

Runner Notes

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Rumsey with improvements by 'Ko Vuhrt

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 7 votes

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  3.0 from 7 votes
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#957

in North Carolina

#23,703

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Trail Kiosk from Southwest Durham Road.
Sep 26, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
New Hope Creek Kiosk.
Sep 26, 2017 near Chapel…, NC

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Aug 29, 2018
Kevin Rumsey
trail in dire need of trail maintenance
Jul 11, 2018
Kevin Rumsey