The Duke Forest is comprised of over 7,000 acres in three counties in Central NC. The landbase is not contiguous and can only be accessed via indicated Forest gates, providing that all Regulations and Safety Guidelines are followed. Detailed maps can be found at every major Duke Forest gate, You can purchase a set of our detailed maps below.

General Locator Map

To download a general locator map, click on the link below. 


Order Recreation Maps

Detailed maps showing all forest roads, foot trail, creeks, and topographic contours may be purchased from the Office of the Duke Forest. To purchase recreation maps, please use the secure online order form below, or send a check with your name and mailing address made out to Duke University for $8 to Box 90332, Duke Forest, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Maps will be mailed to you after your order has been processed.

Please note the following:

  • Conditions along roads and trails cannot be guaranteed.
  • Parking is not allowed in front of forest gates.
  • Parking is often only available in road right-of-ways, which are not maintained by or under the authority of the Office of the Duke Forest.
  • When purchasing maps, we will add your email address to the News & Events email newsletter so that you can keep up with the latest news from the Duke Forest, and help us keep the Forest healthy and strong for years to come.

While Duke University is under policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have suspended map sales. Please note, there is a map posted at the entrance of each road in the Duke Forest.

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