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White Pines Nature Preserve

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I suggest going on a cooler day

It was a warm day when we visited the preserve and there were quite a few bugs along the river... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
White Pines Preserve

Nice hike on well maintained and well marked trails. Uncrowded and scenic. Dirt road access with... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Alan G
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899 Coleman Ridge Rd., Sanford, NC 27330
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

It was a warm day when we visited the preserve and there were quite a few bugs along the river trail. I still enjoyed the hike but next time I will go when it's cool. The preserve covers 275 acres and is part of the...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice hike on well maintained and well marked trails. Uncrowded and scenic. Dirt road access with limited parking.

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a beautiful preserve hidden off 501 on the way from Pittsboro to Sanford. The drive to the preserve is under a canopy of trees and the deer were plentiful on our way to the small parking area. The trails are well-kept and offer great...More

Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed 21 February 2017

On the bright side, I saw only 1 other person on the trails today, which was exactly what I was hoping for. The River trail is spongy and easy on the knees with very few obstacles, about 2 feet wide for its majority. The White...More

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Unusual and serene park to explore on a sunny afternoon. Trails are accessible to all ages. Bring your binoculars as you may spot many cool bird species across several distinct habitats. Best spots are the views of the rivers!

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The best part about this reserve is the meeting of the deep river and rocky river. The scenery is breathtaking. Trails are well marked. The reserve is a little hard to find and you may drive right past it. One of the few places to...More

1  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 20 May 2016

White Pines Nature Preserve is a Triangle Land Conservancy property in Chatham County about 8 miles south of Pittsboro. The area protects the steep bluffs at the confluence of the Deep and Rocky Rivers. These north-facing bluffs create a microclimate cooler than the surrounding Piedmont...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 7 September 2015

First off, do not follow the Trip Advisor app to find the entrance. Actually use Google Maps and look up White Pines Nature Preserve. The Trip Advisor app has you turning onto a private road. There should be no turns for the last 2 miles....More

1  Thank travel_photog8
Reviewed 31 May 2014

After meandering down a back road that turns to gravel, you find yourself at the only entrance to this preserve dedicated to the stand of large old White Pines that is found a bit down the trail. You might discover you are among the White...More

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