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Apex, North Carolina

Apex, North Carolina is a great spot for outdoor activities and attractions. With its scenic trails, stunning views, and amazing outdoor adventures, it's a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable nature experience. Hiking, camping, fishing, and boating are just a few of the activities available in and near Apex. With its lush forests and beautiful lakes, Apex offers something for everyone, from the casual outdoor explorer to the avid adventurer. So, come explore the best trails and outdoor activities that Apex has to offer!

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  • Durham, North Carolina

    Cabe Lands Trail and Eno Quarry Loop

    2.25 mi / 364 ft gain
    Escape the NC heat at the quarry at Eno River State Park. Access the Eno Quarry via Cabe Lands Access Point (parking lot off Howe Street). Follow the Cabe Lands Trail (red blazes) from the parking lot. About 80 yards down the path you'll see a trail split off to the left or right. Keep going on ...
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  • Graham, North Carolina

    Saxapahaw Island Park

    1.3 mi / 30 ft gain
    Saxapahaw Island Park is an urban park along the Haw River. The Saxapahaw Island Loop Trail is a well-maintained 1.3-mile loop.  The trail parallels a section of the Haw River Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Many park visitors run laps around the loop while others fish along the river's edge, chil...
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  • Graham, North Carolina

    Kayak Swepsonville River Park to Saxapahaw Lake Paddle Access

    This 5.5-mile stretch of the Haw River, often called "Sweps to Sax", is perfect for beginners or a relaxing paddle. This section of the river sits between two dams and creates waters calm enough for an out-and-back paddle if you want to double the mileage.  When you put in at Swepsonville River ...
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  • Snow Camp, North Carolina

    Cane Creek Mountains Northern Approach Loop

    2.32 mi / 351 ft gain
    The Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area is a nature park in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Pine Hill Trailhead is the first phase of the park and includes 3.5 miles of trails. All the trails are color-coded and marked with matching blazes every tenth of a mile. The 2.5-mile Northern Approac...
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  • Burlington, North Carolina

    Rock Creek Trail

    1.75 mi / 167 ft gain
    Cedarock Park is a 500-acre park named for the abundance of cedar trees and rock outcroppings. The park features a network of hiking and equestrian trails, disc golf and footgolf courses, primitive camping, a fishing pond, canoe and kayak rentals, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic shelters...
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  • Burlington, North Carolina

    Fish the Haw River in Great Bend Park

    0.4 mi
    After parking at Great Bend Park, follow the trail about 100 yards to a bridge which provides you access to a 5-acre island that overlooks the dam's waterfall. While the Haw River is easy to wade, the island offers a number of bank fishing spots for those who would prefer to keep their feet on so...
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