Outdoor Adventures will help plan your next outing with Personal Trip Plans. You can select from several hiking, paddling, backpacking, or camping trip plans within the Triangle Area. Keep an eye out because more will be released shortly including biking and more hiking! Pair a Personal Outdoor Adventure Trip with an Equipment Rental and you will be set for a trip full of adventure!
Duke Recreation and Physical Education Members and Digital Members have access to all available Trip Plans for free. Non-members can pay a fee to access activity-specific Trip Plans. Pricing is based on activity, not location.
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The Durham area has several beautiful and unique hiking areas. The diverse trail system will take you meandering through the woods, to the top of mountains, and strolling near streams. Available trip plan locations include:
A great way to beat the heat is to get out paddling on one of Durham’s picturesque lakes or waterways. Whether you are Stand Up Paddleboarding, Canoeing, or Kayaking, you can enjoy the water from dawn till dusk. Available trip plan locations include:
Unplug and unwind with a night under the stars at one of the Durham area’s beautiful campgrounds. The campgrounds are located on picturesque lakes so you can spend your nights roasting marshmallows and your days swimming, paddling, or hiking. Available trip plan locations include:
The Durham area offers great locations for the beginner or well-seasoned backpackers, whether you are looking to hike 1 mile or 6 miles. Take the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and carry everything you need in your backpack. Available trip plan locations include: