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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Great park

Great trails for hiking or walking, fun day to enjoy nature. Great place to take family. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Relaxing woodsy atmosphere

Very nice nature trails that give a good workout. Very relaxing and rustic and they offer... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Cary, North Carolina
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2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518-9612
+1 919-387-5980
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

After a long delay, I eventually discovered this local gem, close to my home.It's appealing in many ways because the forest canopy shields you from the sun during the hot summer months.Interesting to see eastern hemlock trees, rare outside mountainous areas of North Carolina.Well maintained...More

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All reviews swift creek maintained trails hidden gem busy road nice hikes walk hike big loop flora and fauna the nc mountains hot summer days easy trail great place to take the kids great exercise cardio workout nice walk all ages wooded area
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trails for hiking or walking, fun day to enjoy nature. Great place to take family. Lots of places to explore

Thank toolman-NC
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Very nice nature trails that give a good workout. Very relaxing and rustic and they offer interesting classes.

Thank merle_finch
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Hemlock Bluffs is unique in that it has vegetation that only grows in the mountains. It is unforgettable. The parks have made a wonderful trail system throughout. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank cobel2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great trails, well maintained. Perfect for the family (we have young kids) but don't forget your bug spray!

Thank awp113
Reviewed 30 August 2018

An ideal place to walk/run in the summer heat because the trail (at least the 1.2 mile Chestnut Oak trail) is entirely in the shade and the path is well mulched. Offers protection from sun exposure and is easy on the joints, though the hills...More

Thank ynwa_m3s
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is our favorite place for a walk in the summer. As you climb down from the bluffs the temperature drops significantly, for a nice break from the summer heat. Lots of steps for great exercise also.

Thank billcoyle
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times. A great place to walk. I'm not close enough to walk, it's a short drive but well worth it. Plenty of trees for shade which makes for a comfortable place to walk. I would suggest bug spray to stay on...More

Thank donnahamlin1
Reviewed 26 August 2018

great place. sweet walking trails. protected area of hemlocks in park setting. Beautiful and informative.

Thank vcgroomwilson
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My friend and I needed to get out to nature. Looking for places to walk, we found Hemlock Bluffs. This is a must see in the Raleigh area.

Thank KL-252
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Few people understand what is right under their noses. Hiking the trails of this park in Cary can seem like you're somewhere in the NC mountains. Beware of copperheads in the warmer months.

Thank Skubalon
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