The 2,450 acre G.W. Hill Demonstration Forest, located in northern Durham County, NC, is a teaching forest held by North Carolina State University (NCSU) for the primary purpose of educating students of forestry within the College of Natural Resources. The forest's operations are funded by logging revenues and recreational users' fees.
The Friends of Hill Forest (FOHF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, represents and advocates for the interests of recreational users (equestrians, kayakers and canoers, mountain bikers, hikers, birders, dog walkers, hunters, fishermen) and the surrounding community. We work in close cooperation with NCSU to promote the dual goals of advancing the forest's educational mission while preserving and enhancing its precious recreational value. Our efforts are funded through membership dues, fund-raising activities, and your generous donations.
Recent FOHF News & Events
Oct 1, 2012
New trail will eliminate unsafe bridge
The Forest Management is cutting a new trail in Block D to divert traffic away from an unsafe bridge that needs to be taken down. Continue reading →More...
Sep 29, 2012
Thanks for a successful fundraiser
Between the pig roast, the silent auction, membership dues, and donations, the Friends of Hill Forest took in over $4,000. Continue reading →More...
Aug 13, 2012
The Hill Forest Trail Map Is Now Online!
After a year of (occasionally) hard work, we are excited to present the first-ever comprehensive trail map of Hill Forest (you’ll find it on our Resources page). More...
Aug 8, 2012
Pig Roast Fundraiser to be held September 29
The Friends of Hill Forest will be holding their annual Pig Roast Fundraiser on Saturday, September 29, from 5:00 to 7:30 Continue reading →More...
Jul 30, 2012
New trails are opened
Friends of Hill Forest trail crews, in conjunction with the NCSU Forest Manager, have worked hard this year to maintain the existing trails, clear some older trails that had fallen into disuse, and to open some new trails. Continue reading →More...