Yesterday, we found probably our best outdoor social distancing spot yet: the hiking trails at Apex Nature Park at 2600 Evans Road in Apex. During the entire adventure, we only saw one couple and their dog on the trails. Yes, that was it!
We started on the Holly Loop Trail, which has an entrance by the pavilion (a separate entrance from the disc golf course), and made a big loop with the Fern Loop and the Beaver Creek Trail. Peter loved finding and pointing out all the trail markers. He also loved seeing Beaver Creek. We found a tiny Fowler’s toad. The sounds of birds chirping was beautiful. Our only recommendations for these trails are 1.) they were a bit muddy in certain areas, so make sure to wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, and 2.) we ran into a road block on the top portion of the Holly Trail along the Beaver Creek going toward the Pine Loop, which we could not pass (see blocked off area in photos). Unsure what that was about, but we just turned around and headed back where we came from. Overall, highly recommend these trails. They are probably better for older kids considering the mud, but Peter still had a good time and we carried him on our back when it got too muddy or he got tired.
We’ll put a few more photos and videos in our stories today so you can see more of this adventure. Enjoy the weekend, everyone! Happy exploring!
(Note: We're currently working on updating our website with our reviews. This review was originally posted on Instagram and Facebook on May 3, 2020.)