Accessible nature preserve with good parking, an excellent job has been done on providing interpretation boards along the trails which are well maintained. A nice viewing platform makes for a good spot to watch wildlife from. Well worth a visit.
Apr 20, 2019
it's real. I've only explored a little bit of it
Apr 22, 2019
Lovely well marked trails. Lots of wildflowers and ferns right now.
Apr 20, 2019
Beautiful creeks, trees and plants. A public treasure.
Feb 21, 2019
Very old and quiet on dirt road containing a lot of history that you can feel.
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Oct 5, 2019
It was nice, trails were well maintained.
Sep 20, 2019
10 miles of trails, nicely maintained.
Oct 19, 2019
Excellent way to enjoy nature
Jan 31, 2020
6 miles if peace and quite
Feb 10, 2020
Another homerun by TLC! Nice, out of the way trail access with ample parking, easy trails, and great nature viewing/bathing.
The parking area is right at the big field. They burn it regularly and encourage plants that local flora and fauna like, such as milkweed for the monarchs. On a warm late afternoon you can see all kinds of bugs and birds and critters. Nice observation deck in the middle of the field.
A few miles of trails circumnavigate the land, allowing a not too technical 5K run, or relatively easy walking. Trails get a little squishy down near the creeks when its rained recently, but not that bad. Highly recommended.
May 6, 2018
Come for the history, stay for the hiking. The historic site is very well preserved and maintained, access to the park is free but limited without being part of the tour. If you want to see inside the structures you’ll have to go with a guide. Signage is a bit dilapidated so brush up on history beforehand. Parking is plentiful and this place has never been crowded while I’ve been there.
Dogs are welcome. Very easy hiking so a good place if you want to bring kiddos. Lots of ticks so check yourself afterwards. Hiking is fairly extensive and well maintained for what it is.
Jan 1, 2015
Hiked this preserve over the Christmas holiday with my dog. The Triangle Land Conservancy recently completed 8 miles of single track through this preserve. Most of it courses up and down small forested stream valleys. The forest itself mostly consists of mature hardwoods. Ferns are a common sight, giving the landscape a primeval look. There is a nice meadow trail as well.
Apr 12, 2017
Horton Grove is a beautiful nature preserve in northern Durham County near the community of Bahama, protected by Triangle Land Conservancy, a private non-profit dedicated to protecting land around the Triangle region. Once part of the 30,000-acre Stagville Plantation, Horton Grove protects much of the former agricultural land that has mostly reverted to forest. TLC maintains an open meadow area on the preserve through controlled burns. With around eight miles of trails, it's a great place for a hike or to take the dog for a walk. We visited in early April and there were a lot of wildflowers blooming along the forest floor. And unlike more popular hiking spots like Eno River, I think we only saw one other person the entire time we were here.
Jun 27, 2020
Shady, well maintained trails a little off the beaten path.
Jul 11, 2020
So peaceful and relaxing. I saw two blue birds in the meadow and a young fawn leaping through the forest.