Inline Skating Trails in North Carolina

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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 ...
  • Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 2.88 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Avon Creek and the Catawba Creek greenways run through wooded and open areas among both undeveloped and residential neighborhoods. The trail begins at Lineberger Park (700 East Garrison Boulevard) and heads southeast to Robinwood Road, just ...
  • 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 ...
  • Baker's Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved, scenic Baker's Creek Greenway follows its eponymous creek, connecting two parks in central North Carolina's Kannapolis. The trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a network of pathways across 15 counties in North and South Carolina. At ...
  • Belmont Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Belmont Rail Trail is scheduled for construction in fall 2013, with a planned opening set for fall 2014. Paralleling Main Street for much of its route, the asphalt trail will connect Belmont Abbey College (located just off Woodlawn Avenue) ...
  • Brevard Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to the Davidson River Campground. The south ...
  • Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

    State: NC
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the state's Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a hiking pathway ...
  • Cape Fear River Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4-mile-long Cape Fear River Trail winds through a mix of wooded acres and marshes and affords stunning views of the Cape Fear River. The trail is relatively flat but with some hills. You will encounter boardwalks and bridges, even one covered ...
  • Catawba River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. Virtually in the center of downtown, ...
  • Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Take a trip down memory lane by strolling or cycling the Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail. This 2-mile trail follows the Charlotte Trolley as it tootles its way from E. 9th Street in Uptown to Clanton Road in the historic South End. The ...
  • City of Lenoir Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The City of Lenoir Greenway is a system of several loops and endpoints meandering through an urban landscape of parks and open areas, recreation centers, the library and wooded tracts. For more information: 828-757-2165
  • 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 ...
  • Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

    State: NC
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a paved, heavily wooded pathway along the eastern border of Dismal Swamp State Park. The park offers more than 112,000 acres of forested wetlands and is teeming with wildlife, including black bears, bobcats, subtropical ...
  • Gary Shell Cross-City Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail connects recreational attractions, such as Halyburton Park, Empie Park, McCrary Park, and Wrightsville Beach with the University of North Carolina Wilmington Campus and the Autumn Hall community. The trail ...
  • Green Mill Run Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Green Mill Run Greenway travels for just over a mile through the city of Greenville from the East Carolina University campus to Greensprings Park. About midway, you'll traverse Elm Street Park, which is packed with opportunities for fun; there, ...
  • Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways cover 2 miles of trail alongside their namesake creeks in Charlotte's city center. The Irwin Creek Greenway begins at Ray's Splash Planet and travels through Frazier Park and the Wesley Heights neighborhood. ...
  • 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 Sugar Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, runs along eastern Charlotte and will one day stretch more than 15 miles down to the Catawba River in neighboring South Carolina. The trail is a beautiful urban gem, connecting ...
  • Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

    State: NC
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory, another 2 miles. The greenway meanders ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

    State: NC
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

    On the southern outskirts of Charlotte, a series of connected greeways along creeks form a horseshoe-shaped path of nearly 6 miles. The pathway is primarily paved with wooden boardwalks over creeks and wetlands; a section of the McMullen Creek ...
  • Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail, known locally as the Lincolnton Rail-Trail, offers a chance to search the heart of this small Southern town, highlighted by a stately courthouse, model Main Street, thriving arts scene and nearby lakes and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muddy Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise. Cardinals, bluebirds, chickadees and woodpeckers ...
  • Nantahala Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from the Nantahala Outdoor Center to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an abandoned spur of the Murphy Branch, now the popular Great ...
  • 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 ...
  • Salem Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Salem Creek Greenway consists of two paved segments that follow the tree-lined creek diagonally for nearly 5 miles across southern Winston-Salem. A short sidewalk connection allows passage between the two. The trail begins off the parking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skewarkee Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Skewarkee Trail in Williamston, NC, runs along a railroad corridor that was once part of the Atlantic Coastline Railway. The wide, paved track is 1 mile long and a nice jaunt for bikers, inline skaters, walkers and joggers. Nearby you can ...
  • South Tar River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of just over 3 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road crossings, providing a nice option for families. ...
  • 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.
  • Tar River Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tar River Trail parallels the Tar River, where Tuscarora Indians traveled before colonists settled here. Along the trail you will find evidence of early colonial history, the industrial revolution, Civil War activity and a tribute to the ...
  • Troutman Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The 1-mile Troutman Rail-Trail runs from Troutman's business district to a newer north end shopping area, following the former rail bed of the Statesville to Charlotte Norfolk Southern Line. The rail-trail lies between US 21/SR 115/Main Street ...
  • 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 ...
  • Yadkin River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The Yadkin River Greenway is a work in progress, currently in three segments that have yet to be joined. Construction will take place during summer 2011. The first segment of the greenway begins at the D Street bridge in North Wilkesboro ...