Durant Nature Park Trails Walk- 06/13/2023

Visiting with Pat’s brother and wife in Raleigh, as is customary we took some time to get in a walk on a trail in one of the many parks in the area. Steve and Sharon chose the Durant Nature Preserve, nice trails along a stream in a forested area around Camp Durant Lake Number One.

The Drive In

These trails are in the Durant Nature Preserve in Raleigh, NC; check your favorite navigation program to find your way there.

The Hike

Durant Nature Park Trails Walk.PatSharonSteve.2023-06-13

Notes about the Google Earth screenshot: the graph at the bottom shows elevation of the track (pink area) and speed (the blue line).

We visited this park during a previous visit, and again enjoyed “… pleasant to walk through the lush woods with a stream and lake nearby. But … so much green; from New Mexico, it is almost overpowering.”.


Total Distance:  2.63 miles
Elevation: start  296 ft, maximum  324 ft,  minimum  236 ft
Gross gain:  88 ft.  Aggregate ascending  307 ft, descending  308 ft
Maximum slope: 16% ascending, 14% descending, 3.6% average
Duration: 1:18

GPS Track Files for Download
If you haven’t explored these hiking tracks with Google Earth, I urge you to try it. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the screenshot above. For some ideas, check out  Using Google Earth Track Files.

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References and Resources

         Durant Nature Preserve
         Durant Nature Preserve Map (.pdf)
raleighparks.org: Durant Nature Preserve
AllTrails: Best Trails in Durant Nature Preserve
Carolina Bird Club: Durant Nature Preserve

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