When walking in the springtime, residents may choose to take an umbrella as this North Carolina city gets more than its fair share of rain. Summers can see thunderstorms, so be sky aware before venturing out as you don't want to get caught in a storm with your pooch. Winters can be cool and sometimes snow occurs, although it does not usually stay more than a few days before melting. A warm jacket and waterproof footwear are needed for walking your dog in winter in Durham.
This area has some gentle inclines and hills. These hills are not particularly difficult to climb, however, you should be aware of the terrain and not exceed you or your dog's ability. A newer residential subdivision is located in the area with modest homes and more recent landscaping. Trees in this subdivisions do not throw much shade on hot summer days. Larger residential suburban properties in the area have roomier properties and more mature landscaping with large trees and lawns but these areas do not have pedestrian walkways separating people and pups on foot from roadways. Be sure to keep your dog leashed in these areas.
The Highway 15/501 and Interstate 85 run through this community and the freeway and industrial areas with a water treatment plant on the opposite side of the freeway are not pedestrian friendly zones. There are a lot of undeveloped natural areas in the region that provide green spaces.
Located northwest in Durham, the Washington-Duke Trail provides trails a few elevation changes. North of Durham, the Eno River State Park provides many greenways just minutes from Durham neighborhoods. This park contains the Eno River which flows through mature natural forests. There is a historic mill and home site located here and flowering shrubs around the riverside terrain. Best of all, for your hiking hound, there are almost 30 miles of trails located in this natural area. Bobbit Hole Trail is one of the area trails and this 1.65-mile trail follows the river to a scenic spot where water flows over rocks and vegetation hangs from nearby river bluffs. Many trails are available and they are well marked. There are hikes for all abilities with a variety of paths to choose from.