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Brumley Nature Preserve North

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 89' 27 m
Descent: -89' -27 m
High: 504' 154 m
Low: 459' 140 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Rumsey

Excellent trail and a superb way to enjoy nature, whether you are jogging or hiking.

Kevin Rumsey

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers

Plenty of parking.

Overview

A trail that seems like it is made for runners. There are multiple views on nature and fauna through the area and at least three trail junctions that are clearly marked. This loop combines the Stony Creek Bluff Trail, the Cedar Grove Trail, and the Dairy Farm Trail for an excellent loop around the north end of the preserve.

Need to Know

Superb trail. At times, the trail is very narrow and windy.

Runner Notes

At times, one needs to watch their footing. As the trail is very narrow, there could be some moving sticks, AKA snakes. However, I have not seen any.

Description

This part of the Brumley Nature Preserve and the nearby southern loop was a very generous gift from the Brumley family. Both sections are in Orange County, very close to Durham County and the Eno Fire Department.

The Brumley family purchased this tract of land, which was scheduled to be a housing development. After a very tragic accident with several Brumley members, along with George and Julia Brumley's passing, the Zeist Foundation sold the property to the Triangle Land Conservancy. Both sections of this preserve opened to the public in 2017.

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Relaxing trail
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
View of a  Stony Creek
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Pond
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Small Footbridge
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Trailhead
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC
Bridge is in need of repair
Jul 6, 2019 near Hillsbo…, NC

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