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Hollow Rock Nature Park


692 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 245-2510
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Photo of Denny Dobbin Denny Dobbin
Dec 6, 2019 5

Nice place to enjoy Nature amid the insane gobble of land by development.

Photo of Michael Fogle Michael Fogle
Oct 25, 2019 5

Nice park with easy walking trails that you can hike with both 2- and 4-legged friends. Trails are not blazed, but easy to stay on the trail. Lots of benches along the trail. Good alternative when Duke Forest is closed on weekdays in Fall for deer culling. Park does border on some private properties, but well marked.

Photo of Mary Rachel Moore Mary Rachel Moore
Aug 27, 2019 5

The kids had a blast.

Photo of Jaime Maxwell Jaime Maxwell
Aug 10, 2019 5

Nice little loop that's fairly simple to walk and offers some creek access. Also offers access to a loop through Duke Forest that's lovely.

Photo of Senthil Raja Senthil Raja
Jul 6, 2019 4

It's a short and nice walk...! But need more signs as there are too many splits and merges and little confusing...!

Photo of BL Davis BL Davis
Apr 24, 2019 5

This was a nice and peaceful break from a tough day.

Photo of Joshua Radosavlevici Joshua Radosavlevici
Mar 13, 2019 5

Very calm and serene. The plant life is amazing here even in the wintertime.

Photo of AJ. Larson AJ. Larson
Jan 16, 2019 5

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves while walking thru Hollow Rock. Plenty of stops to rest. Theirs benches there for you sit. Nice Paths, open space for you to walk through great areas to take pictures at. Its bigger than what you think. Make sure you bring your walking stick !

Photo of Mike Rodriguez Mike Rodriguez
Jun 7, 2019 4

The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the amount of people with their dogs off leashes. That and leaving their waste in bags on the trail. Other then that it's a beautiful place to run. Challenging and large enough to really make you feel it

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Oct 11, 2021 5

Great little walking park. It even has a porta potty! I wish the .8 mile loop across the street was open because that seems like a nice hike.

Photo of Maribel Manibo Maribel Manibo
Apr 16, 2021 4

Beautiful, peaceful spot and trail is not too strenuous. Only a couple short sections of steep grade

Photo of Susan Sewell Susan Sewell
Nov 9, 2021 5

Nice trails in hardwood forest. I did several short loops. They were well marked and well used but not crowded.

Photo of Vera Mashtakova Vera Mashtakova
Mar 29, 2021 5

Good walking trails along the river. Beautiful views. Can be crowded.

Photo of Ananya Gupta Ananya Gupta
Mar 6, 2022 5

The Hollow Rock Nature Park trails are a lot of fun with good variation in path and foliage. Be warned that there are certain places with a LOT of stones on uneven terrain that you will need to cross to enjoy this trail. The Smaller Loops around the Hanging Rock loop trail are less strenuous and without stones and rocks.

Photo of Norman Vanhorne Norman Vanhorne
Jan 24, 2021 5

Gorgeous trails. Be prepared to do some minor rock climbing and creek hopping!

Photo of Isaiah Taylor Isaiah Taylor
Dec 26, 2020 5

Parking lot was mostly full but trails were not crowded.

Photo of Ronald McKenzie Ronald McKenzie
Dec 29, 2020 5

Great place to walk and get a quick mile hike in . Most people are masked up and bring your dog.

Photo of Jason Smith Jason Smith
Dec 24, 2020 5

Water very high and I had to get creative to get around flooded trails. Fun if you don't mind getting wet!

Photo of Dina Yamaleyeva Dina Yamaleyeva
Nov 20, 2020 3

Small and really muddy several days after the rain. Not very big but good for small kids or elderly. Lots of people with masks. Also lots without masks

Photo of Gerardo Valero Gerardo Valero
Jun 13, 2020 5

Quiet trail... deers around...

Photo of han zhang han zhang
Mar 5, 2020 5

That’s a little wild little natural park near Chapel Hill. I am happy to spend 30 min here before or after work to sort myself. The bench are plenty and the signs are clear. Well maintained but pretty wild and natural place. Love it. There is a river just 2 min away from parking lot, just cross the meadow. An overlook with nice view where you stand on rocks enjoying the river curving below. There is only very few traffic, if you don’t want to see people but only mother nature, that’s the place to go. Note: there are wild trails at the turning point of the loop without official safety guarantee but pretty fun to explore.

Photo of GJ The Gman GJ The Gman
Aug 30, 2020 5


Photo of e g e g
Mar 21, 2020 5

There’s plenty of parking and even bug spray for use at the park entrance. It seems to be a bit of a small park but you can cross over to Duke Forest (clearly marked when you do) if you’re looking for a longer hike. Great water features and, although it’s close to the road, you can get far enough away to lose the traffic noise.

Photo of Brad Martin Brad Martin
Feb 8, 2020 5

Great loop and easy to navigate. A bit messy after a storm, but cool to see the creek running high.

Photo of Rob Huele Rob Huele
Feb 9, 2020 5

This place is awesome the texture and flavor and views of mount Laurel and the trees are amazing. Lots of terrain and lots of Hills and valleys with the river obviously being the lowest and the hills and valleys just seem to keep on coming.

Photo of Nichole Gantshar Nichole Gantshar
Apr 25, 2022 5

This park is a series of short (.8) trails but you can get in a three to three and a half mile hike pretty easily if you combine them. There's no water to cross and no inclined so it's great for people out walking the dog or beginner hikers. The more interesting trail is actually across the street in the Duke Forest. Enter the Mrs Brown trail and you will have much nicer views of the creek

Photo of Sam Meyen Sam Meyen
Apr 17, 2022 4

The park itself is very small but I usually go on the Duke forest connection trail which is very nice. Not a bunch of parking so you've gotta be quick to find a spot on a nice day.

Photo of Isabel Cruz Isabel Cruz
May 19, 2022 5

if you want peace and quiet I recommend this place is beautiful

Photo of Lincoln Williams Lincoln Williams
Jun 15, 2022 5

Great place to unwind. Very clean and well groomed.

Photo of Kriti Shukla Kriti Shukla
Jul 13, 2022 5

Great place to go for a short walk in the forest! They have two main loops which are .6 miles and .8 miles respectively. It is pretty flat, but the path does get narrow at points and there are lots of tree roots so be careful. The loop we went on had a cute little stream with a waterfall!

Photo of Craig Morehouse Craig Morehouse
Jul 11, 2022 5

W love this little park. Very close and next to the Duke University Forest. Great hike to bring the dogs to.