Difficulty: 3 (1 = Easy, 5 = Very Hard)
Pet Friendly?: Small dogs and older dogs may struggle on some of the steep hills and walking on sleek boulders
Lou Dawg Rates This Hike: 3 out of 4 Paws
If you and your dog are looking for a Durham trail with steep hills, cool scenery and a light challenge – this is it!
Heather and I are constantly looking for good hikes to wear out our 9 year old pit bull, Lou Dawg. Getting her really worn out on a walk/hike usually requires a combination of 2+ hours mixed in with some running (especially up hills).
Think of this as a half mile jogging track that’s plopped in the middle of 1800′s Durham
North Durham’s West Point on the Eno is the perfect solution to runner’s boredom while mixing in some inclines into your daily jog.
Like a lot of people, I get bored on treadmills. As a member of the YMCA in Downtown Durham, I’ll jog on their indoor track from time to time if it’s too dark outside, but jogging in circles for 20 minutes can also get a little boring (the YMCA’s indoor track is 1/14 of a mile). Continue reading