Dry Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 44' 13 m
Descent: -224' -68 m
High: 487' 148 m
Low: 285' 87 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
Current trail conditions
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“A neighborhood trail with a nice finish.”— Russell Hobart
From here, the next mile of the trail follows Dry Creek, which practically runs through the backyards of homes at times. The creek can be quite pretty with some nice rock formations. The handfull of street crossings have a bit of a creepy, suburban feel where residents say "Hello, how are you?" with the subtext of "What are you doing in my neighborhood?"
The last mile weaves it's way through a pretty mixed pine forest that borders the highway. The trail is not well-marked but if you follow the indentation it makes you should have no trouble.
Land Manager: Town of Chapel Hill, NC - Parks and Recreation