Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
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SteelCity13
Austin, TX885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Beautiful fun trail! Lots of different paths to take even some down to water. Beautiful in the fall and they long place to see all these hemlocks together in this area. Also has a great little vistor center and bathrooms and a great play area for the kids.
Written November 17, 2023
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Zvonko
Cary, NC14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Over the years, preserve keep expanding and adding new hiking paths. Good place to walk your dog or even do some trail running
Written September 3, 2019
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35805Anna
Cary, NC92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Great greenways and hiking right off of Kildare Farm Road. It’s amazing that Cary has so much to offer. This is a great hike and lots to see and experience. Bring bug spray as there tends to be a lot of mosquitoes near dusk. Check it out. You will be pleasantly pleased....
Written June 5, 2019
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Jean C
Raleigh, NC33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
My husband and I frequently visit Hemlock Bluffs to have a relaxing walk. There are a variety of trails with varying difficulty levels. Walking through the woods is always relaxing. The preserve is large enough that you never feel crowded. I enjoy the scenic overlooks built into the trails. At the entrance, there is a nature center and areas for family activities.
Written March 5, 2016
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Discodeath
Cary, NC12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Tucked away in southern Cary, NC, you have to know this place exists even though it's on one of the main arteries of the town. Well maintained, nature-friendly, multiple paths of varying lengths and difficulty. The lower level (down the Cliffs of Kildaire, named for the main road this venue is on, Kildaire Road) is a steep, multi-staircase down - no mobility-handicapped folks here unless you are very rugged. At the bottom, a well-done boardwalk through the woods in a complete circle, wandering along Swift Creek, very quiet and peaceful. The trails are in excellent shape and are suitable for running, but not so much for strollers (sorry kiddies). Folks bring their (friendly) dogs along, nice to meet new friends! The "upper" trail has some side trails that take you down the cliffs to Swift Creek, complete with gazebos for resting. The main upper trail is also a big loop and it too very quickly immerses you into peace and quiet in the woods. Nice spot, you can walk upper and lower trails in about an hour and it's a good workout.
Written November 12, 2015
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Don N
Raleigh, NC2,633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
This park has some Eastern Hemlock in it which is rare in the Piedmont area. This park has really nice mainly mulch trails very comfortable to walk on and on the most part very level without tripping hazards. So these are idea trails for all ages. The Swift Creek Trail the park's most popular trail does require a climb of 105 steps or so coming back which makes the hike back somewhat moderate. The park is thickly wooded making it an idea place to take a hike on a summer day. There are several overlooks albeit that the woods are so thick you can't see real great when the leaves are out.

There is a visitor (nature) center, classrooms and programs for kids. The park is very well maintained and is free.
Written July 31, 2015
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Heide6564
Chicago, IL31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Beautiful place! Took a dog for a walk. Nice nature center for learning. Got beautiful nature photos! Saw a deer just ten feet away at a creek. Loved the information posts along the way of the trails. Very cool under the trees in 100 degree heat!
Boardwalk trail. Closed shoes are best. Some stairs. Love it.
Written July 8, 2015
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sue F
Raleigh, NC99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like easy to access trails under tall shade trees with nature all around this is your place! The trails are fully mulched, lots of gradual hills, there are a few spots with wooden benches, a few streams to see from afar, and a few decks to walk out on and view the very neat hemlock trees (that only grow in the NC mountains) growing on the bluff! We took a family hike with our 5 yr old son who ran ahead of us the entire time spotting moss, stumps, quartz rocks, and spiderwebs (it's all a very wooded area so it felt safe for him to run a little ahead of us, he didn't go far). This was the perfect trail area for him because he didn't tire out till the very end. And it seemed like the loop we took was 1 or 2 miles, you could do less or more on the other trails. There are bathrooms and an education center, but check their hours on when they're open.
Written May 29, 2014
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Jake B
Charlottesville, VA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
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 hiking trails and informative staff and wildlife displays only enhances the visitor experience.
Written May 12, 2014
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katastro
New York City, NY26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Business
Gorgeous park, manageable with young kids, nice little escape in the city! This would be a safe place also to go hiking alone as the paths are well defined and there are generally enough people around to be safe but not so much that you loose the feeling of being out in nature.
Written September 15, 2013
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