Swift Creek Bluffs-a Secret forest fun spot

Boardwalks keep little feet safe and on the path


We absolutely love quiet walks in the woods, especially diverse, beautiful woods like those of Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve near Cary. Early spring especially, these woods are full of wildflowers and new buds on all types of hardwoods. Just off of Holly Springs Rd, near the backside of the Lochmere subdivisions, you can find a natural wonderland of canopied trails lined
Screenshot_20180311-232006with jack-in-the-pulpit, Indian pipe, wild geranium, and other delicate lovelies. We’ve also seen pileated woodpeckers, box-turtles, and several species of salamander.  There are boardwalks and even a “stairway to heaven,” steps that go straight up the side of the bluffs. We really loved dipping feet and nets into the creek, there is easy access if you head to the right. Hope you get to check it out soon.

With ❤  Turtle Dove

Know before you go:

The address is 7800 Holly Springs Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. It can be hard to find, if coming from Raleigh, look for the Swift Creek sign, on the right parking is just after, next to fenced electrical area.

Parking is limited
No bathrooms! None in walking distance, either
Poison ivy is plentiful off-trail
Trails get washed out after bad storms, if there has been a recent storm, wear boots, trails may be flooded in parts

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