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Durant Nature Park Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A rustic run that will remind you of summer camp.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

98%

Runnable

310' 94 m

High

251' 76 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

224' 68 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Open dawn to dusk.

Overview

This loop is a great way to enjoy the rustic nature and atmosphere of Durant Nature Park.

Runner Notes

Keep an eye out for roots, small rocks, and sharp turns.

Description

This run is a great way to reflect on nature and remember what summer camp once was. This trail system is surprisingly serene for being located among housing developments and well-traveled roads. The park has several great trails to choose from, allowing for a variety of run options and different loops.

Starting from the northern parking lot, by the park office, run south on a short connector to access the Lakeside Trail. This is a fantastic trail that closely follows the lake and allows for close up views of water wildlife and fowl, like cranes. Overall, it is a very relaxing and peaceful trail.

From the eastern side of the Lakeside Trail, use the short Order of the Arrow Trail to connect with the Border Trail. The Border Trail is a beautiful trail that provides an opportunity to see deer and the small creeks of the park.

From the end of the Border Trail, you can then run north again with a short side excursion on the Secret Creek Trail to loop back to the where you started.

Flora & Fauna

Plenty of hardwoods, deer, cranes, and squirrels.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Rumsey

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Lake view.
Oct 9, 2017 near Rolesville, NC
Trailhead.
Oct 9, 2017 near Rolesville, NC
View at the lake.
Oct 9, 2017 near Rolesville, NC

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Oct 16, 2017
Kevin Rumsey
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