Hillsborough, North Carolina (NC) Trails & Maps

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  • Abbotts Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Abbotts Creek Trail courses along a tree-lined route beside open fields and subdivisions in a suburban community near Wake Forest, North Carolina. The trail follows Abbotts Creek and passes by North Wake landfill. For more information contact: Raleigh ...
  • American Tobacco Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 21.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Grass, Gravel

    Nearly complete except for one small section, the American Tobacco Trail will soon extend uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. The trail surface varies from paved ...
  • Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the Lake Brandt and Bicentennial greenways and ...
  • Baileywick Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Most of the short and sweet Baileywick Trail runs through Baileywick Park in the oakwood neighborhood of suburban Raleigh, North Carolina. The 50-acre park has two baseball diamonds, picnic shelters, restrooms and a playground. The park is open ...
  • Clayton River Walk

    State: NC
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • Crabtree Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 12.15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Crabtree Creek Trail in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, is composed of seven segments: Alleghany, Buckeye, Crabtree Valley, Crabtree-Oak Park, Fallon Creek, Middle Crabtree Creek and North Hills. The segments range from 0.25 mile to just ...
  • Deep River Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Just a short section of the Deep River Rail-Trail is complete through Franklinville as of early 2011. Highlights of the Deep River Rail-Trail include an old fish weir built by early Native Americans. There are plans to extend the trail in ...
  • Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dick and Willie Passage is a 4.5 mile, 10-foot wide paved trail. This is a beautiful trail that runs through the heart of Martinsville and Henry County, from El Parral restaurant near Villa Heights to Mulberry Creek east of Martinsville. ...
  • Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Eagle Spur Rail-Trail follows 2.2 miles of the former Durham-New Hill Railroad, from Stagecoach Road along New Hope Creek to Jordan Lake. When you're done exploring the Eagle Spur, cross over SR 751 and head north a short distance to ...
  • Endor Iron Furnace Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Endor Iron Furnace Greenway runs along Big Buffalo Creek on the west side of Sanford, which sits about 40 miles southwest of Raleigh. The paved trail begins at Kiwanis Family Park, which offers a playground and picnic tables. From there, it ...
  • Forest Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Forest Creek Trail is an important connecter between the Longleaf Trail at its southern tip and Nick's Creek Trail at its northern end. The adjoining Forest Creek Access also links it to Reservoir Park, which features a 95-acre lake popular ...
  • Hare Snipe Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Hare Snipe Trail provides access to Lake Lynn; its northern terminus follows Hare Snipe Creek from Ray Road to Wooten Meadow Park. From here the trail makes a loop around Lake Lynn, with a boardwalk crossing the lake's headwaters. Enjoy ...
  • Libba Cotten Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.38 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The short Libba Cotton Bikeway is built along an active rail spur right-of-way: the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. The bikeway connects Carrboro's central business district to just west of the UNC campus in Chapel Hill. (Take Cameron Avenue ...
  • Little Rock Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Beginning at E. Martin Street, the Little Rock Trail heads south through Chavis Park, running parallel with Chavis Way. The park features rock outcroppings, swimming pool, baseball diamond, shelters and a carousel built in 1937 (nominal fee ...
  • Longleaf Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Nestled in the northern outskirts of the charming town of Southern Pines, the Longleaf Trail provides a useful connection between the Pine Grove Village, Talamore and Longleaf neighborhoods. Running between the Forest Creek Trail and the Longleaf ...
  • Louisburg Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 2.24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 2.2-mile, paved Louisburg Bike Trail runs from S. Main Street to Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC). At the Main St. end, you'll find the trail at Depot Street Hill, just south of the Tar River bridge. The Louisburg Bike Trail is a ...
  • Mill Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Mill Creek Trail provides an important linkage between Reservoir Park -- a popular fishing, boating and hiking spot -- and the Warrior Woods residential area. On its western end, the 1-mile trail connects to the Reservoir Park Greenway that ...
  • Mine Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    The Mine Creek Trail consists of five distinct segments: Bent Creek (paved), Inman Connector (unpaved), Ironwood (paved), Lake Park (unpaved), Sawmill (unpaved) and Shelley Lake (paved). The segments vary in length from 0.25 mile to nearly 2.5 ...
  • Neuse River Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 27.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

    Along the eastern outskirts of Raleigh, the Neuse River Trail follows the river for nearly 28 miles from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County line. There are several river crossings along the way, including two on suspension bridges. The ...
  • Nick's Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Nick's Creek Trail provides a tranquil route through scenic woodlands. The 1-mile trail runs from Highway 22 south to the Forest Creek Trail, which leads to Reservoir Park, a popular recreational area.
  • Reedy Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Reedy Creek Trail links William B. Umstead State Park to Meredith College. Beginning at the edge of Umstead State Park, the trail passes among some of the area's feature attractions, including the North Carolina Museum of Art (enjoy the ...
  • Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail follows part of the right-of-way of the old railroad of the same name, an important transportation corridor for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The railroad linked the Confederate capital of Richmond ...
  • Riverwalk Trail (VA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 8.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through some of the most important and historical ...
  • Rocky Branch Trail (NC)

    State: NC
    Length: 3.89 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rocky Branch Trail offers beautiful views of the Raleigh city skyline, while also passing through the length of the North Carolina State University campus. It also links to Pullen Park, which has an aquatics center, arts center, amusements ...
  • Sabina Gould Walkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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  • Sam's Branch Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Sam's Branch Greenway is a short, but scenic trail in the town of Clayton, just south of Raleigh. At the Neuse River, it connects to the Clayton River Walk, which in turn connects to the Neuse River Trail, offering a combined 33 continuous miles ...
  • Simms Branch Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.66 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Simms Branch Trail boasts several areas of large loblolly pine and connects Falls River to Durant Park. Watch for wildlife, including plenty of deer and maybe some beaver. You'll find a small waterfall near Durant Middle School and some ...
  • Snelling Branch Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.85 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Snelling Branch Trail is just under 1 mile and links Shelley Lake with Optimist Park. The Snelling Branch Trail, which runs east and west, joins Mine Creek Trail north of Shelley Lake. The 30-acre Optimist Park includes a nature trail, ...
  • Speight Branch Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Speight Branch Greenway offers a paved, shaded route through a residential area of Cary, which lies on the western edges of Raleigh. The trail begins at Southeast Cary Parkway and travels north along Speight Branch Creek. A pedestrian tunnel ...
  • Spring Forest Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Spring Forest Trail parallels Triangle Town Boulevard from Sumner Boulevard for only 0.5 mile north. Use caution at the crossing on Old Wake Forest Road.
  • Tobacco Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Tobacco Heritage Trail currently runs in a continuous, off-road 17-mile stretch between the southern Virginia communities of Lawrenceville, Brodnax, and La Crosse. Along the way, trail-goers can enjoy wooded landscapes, interpretive signs, ...
  • Wakefield Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.44 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Wakefield Trail follows the power line from Falls of Neuse Road south to Dunard Street, just under 1.5 miles. There is a slight jog in the trail where it meets Wakefield Plantation Drive. If you're heading south, at Wakefield Plantation ...
  • Walnut Creek Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 13.26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Walnut Creek Trail is divided into six segments: Lake Johnson (5.63 miles of paved and unpaved), Lower Walnut Creek, Lower Walnut Creek-Walnut Creek Park, Lower Walnut Creek-Worthdale, Middle Walnut Creek and Upper Walnut Creek. The Lake ...
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