Summary: This is the hike I take when walking to or from work. There are many perils on this hike, so do not take it lightly! The terrain is simple and level for the most part. You will find worn-pathways for the most-part, mixed with road and some sidewalk travel. Watch out in certain areas of Broad St and Roxboro road where there is approximately 6 inches between you impassible woods or gulleys on one side, and cars speeding by at 55mph on the other. I personally feel more at ease on some Hawaii ridge treks than I am in this dangerous territory.
NOTE: I'm posting this hike sort of as a joke, but also somewhat seriously to point out the lack of concern for pedestrians in Durham's city-planning.
Trailhead: Visit on the internet
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=_aJqlep_0TpyksCNbn7s98Y1JlD7DbDaUYwh&csz=durham%2C+nc+27705&country=us (Lat:36.04573 Lon:-78.90746)
Trail Guides for My hike/commute from home to work:
City of Durham Web Site
by Our esteemed city council ()
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: City of Durham - http://www.ci.durham.nc.us/
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Andrew Hall, who has posted 7 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by Mark on 1/30/2009
If you really want to die at home (in the Triangle) try bicycling HWY 54 between Chapel Hill and Raleigh. You "win" if you get across the "outback" Durham County section alive.
Reviewed by DAC on 6/24/2004
I live in the raleigh area, and can attest to you that the words "north carolina" and "urban planning" do not belong in the same sentence! Everything is built for the convenience of cars; its almost impossible to walk anywhere
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