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6 Triangle hikes to do this spring


Hiking the NCMA’s Park Loop Trail | Photo by RALtoday

Lace up your hiking boots, Raleighites. Spring is upon us, fostering warmer temperatures and misty mornings — aka the perfect setting to get outside + explore some local hiking trails in the Triangle. Plus, it’s a great way to see local flora + fauna. 🌼

NCMA Park Loop Trail, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.7 miles
Time: 45 minutes
Pro Tip: Visit the NCMA website + register for a park program.

Lake Lynn Trail, Lake Lynn Park, 7921 Ray Rd.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.6 miles
Time: ~1 hour 15 minutes
Pro tip: Bring the entire family. This trail is paved + offers little elevation change.

Cox Mountain Trail, Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.8 miles
Time: ~1 hour 45 minutes
Pro tip: Enjoy phenomenal views of the Eno River + explore the riverbank.

Honeycutt Creek Greenway, Honeycutt Park, 1032 Clear Creek Farm Dr.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: ~5.2 miles
Time: ~2 hours 17 minutes
Pro tip: Trail starts as a suburban path, but transitions into a peaceful, heavily-wooded trail.

Company Mill Loop, William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.9 miles
Time: ~3 hours
Pro tip: Wear sturdy shoes; the trail has many roots and rocks + can be muddy after rainy weather.

Loblolly Trail, William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.4 miles
Time: ~3 hours
Pro tip: Great running trail.

Bonus, dogs are allowed at each of these spots as long as they are leashed.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know. Also, check out our complete Triangle hiking guide. 🥾

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