Fayetteville, NC Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Annie Jones Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Beaver Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Camp Branch Greenway

0.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Cape Fear River Trail

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Clayton River Walk

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Endor Iron Furnace Greenway

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Forest Creek Access

0.4 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Sand

Forest Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Hinshaw Greenway

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Knoll Road Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel

Longleaf Access Trail

0.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Sand

Longleaf Trail

0.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Mill Creek Trail

1 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Neuse River Trail

29.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Nick's Creek Trail

1 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Pinehurst Greenway

5.81 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel

Reservoir Park Greenway

2.1 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel, Sand
Accordion

Sam's Branch Greenway

2.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Speight Branch Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Swift Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Symphony Lake Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Tall Timbers Trail

0.2 mi
State: NC
Gravel, Sand

Tanglewood Trail

0.5 mi
State: NC
Gravel

Walnut Creek Trail

18.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

White Oak Creek Greenway

7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. In 2014, a bridge for the trail over Interstate 40...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Annie Jones Greenway provides a natural escape in the middle of the city. The trail goes through woods, and past streams for a short, though serene journey. The trail begins on SW Cary Parkway and...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
Beaver Creek Greenway offers a pleasant, paved route in the community of Apex, a western suburb of Raleigh. Much of the trail is wooded and it connects two parks, Kelly Road Park and Jaycee Park. The...
NC 2.3 mi 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...
NC 2.9 mi Asphalt
A morning jog, an evening walk or a place to take off the training wheels, this short neighborhood path provides opportunities for that and more. Located in the Stanton Place neighborhood of Cary, the...
NC 0.7 mi Asphalt
The 5-mile-long Cape Fear River Trail winds through a mix of woodlands and marshes on Fayetteville’s north side, offering stunning views of the Cape Fear River. The trail is relatively flat but with...
NC 5 mi Asphalt
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NC 4 mi Asphalt
The Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail traverses 5.3 miles of the Aberdeen and Rockfish (previously Durham & Southern Railway) corridor in Harnett County, North Carolina. It connects the downtown areas of Dunn and...
NC 5 mi Crushed Stone
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...
NC 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Forest Creek Access Trail is a short connector trail between the Reservoir Park Greenway and Forest Creek Trail. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in...
NC 0.4 mi Crushed Stone, Sand
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...
NC 3.5 mi Dirt
Hinshaw Greenway is a 1.7 mile north-south recreational trail in Cary, NC. The trail runs riparian forest, and acts as a conduit for children to travel safely between the play areas within MacDonald’s...
NC 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Knoll Road trail is part of the Southern Pines Greenway system in Moore County, North Carolina. It is 1.5 miles and relatively flat, coursing through a quiet residential area of the community of...
NC 1.5 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Longleaf Access Trail is a short connector trail between the Tall Timbers Trail and Longleaf Trail. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in Moore County,...
NC 0.2 mi Asphalt, Sand
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...
NC 0.5 mi 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...
NC 1 mi Dirt
Along the eastern outskirts of Raleigh, the Neuse River Trail follows the river for nearly 30 miles from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County line. There are several river crossings along the...
NC 29.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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...
NC 1 mi Dirt
The Pinehurst Greenway is located in the heart of a premier golf destination. It winds for nearly 6 miles through the community of Pinehurst and its historic business district. The greenway links...
NC 5.81 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Reservoir Park Greenway is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in Moore County, North Carolina. The trail loops around the Southern Pines Reservoir (95...
NC 2.1 mi Concrete, Gravel, Sand
Accordion
Sam's Branch Greenway is a short, but scenic trail in the town of Clayton, just south of Raleigh. The trail forms a paved ribbon through the woods along Sam Branch. The first phase was 1.25 miles...
NC 2.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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...
NC 1.3 mi Asphalt
At first glance, Swift Creek Greenway fits neatly into the mold of Cary's impressive network of pathways - it's a paved, bike-ped facility along a watercourse, which connects people to parks and out...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
Walk, bike or roll around Symphony Lake via this 10-foot wide greenway. The trail rings around the lake, providing panoramic views of the tranquil water, disturbed only by its resident waterfowl. It...
NC 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Tall Timbers Trail is a short connector trail between the Longleaf Access Trail and the Reservoir Park Greenway. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in...
NC 0.2 mi Gravel, Sand
The Tanglewood Trail is a short, gravel trail in the Tanglewood section of the Southern Pines community, Moore County, North Carolina. The trail is part of a larger system of greenways in Southern...
NC 0.5 mi Gravel
The Walnut Creek Trails spans more than 19 miles on an east-west route through Raleigh. Only its western end, through Lake Johnson Park, is unpaved. The trail affords stunning views of Lake...
NC 18.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The White Oak Creek Greenway runs through Cary, a city in North Carolina’s Triangle region that also includes Raleigh and Durham. On the west end the trail connects to the American Tobacco Trail, the...
NC 7 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

not my favorite

May, 2021 by finn4206

The trail was closed at several spots along the way. Also the start in the Community Center was difficult to find. It is also near a sewage treatment plant so the smell wasn’t fantastic.

Hinshaw Greenway

Great Family Trail

April, 2021 by roberts.l.nicole

We started at the Kids Together playground. We walked all the way down and back. We took a pit stop at MacDonald Woods Park on the way back which is right next to the trail. There were areas of incline and even terrain. My 8 and 10 year old had no difficulty with the inclines. was shaded the majority of the walk.

American Tobacco Trail

great for beginners!

April, 2021 by mufasa394

This was our first trail ride in over 2 years and it was so much fun! Easy to get back into. We went from parking at the solite park up to the most northern point. A round trip of almost 14 miles and it was fantastic!

Accordion

American Tobacco Trail

Back to back thru hike

April, 2021 by 8bk8mg57dr

I walked this trail in its entirety twice yesterday. I started at the southernmost point at the NewHill location and made my way to the northernmost point at the Durham Bulls Athletics Park and back. A total of 50+ miles and 14 hours later I can attest to the greatness of this trail. Long, flat with plenty of space, this trail did not disappoint . Beautiful views along the way with plenty of wildlife in the south opening up to a busy city landscape offered much diversity through the hike. I highly recommend!Ihighly recommended

Pinehurst Greenway

Hospital Employee

April, 2021 by bzzbbhk4xg

I don’t live in the area but am a nurse at one of the health facilities in the area. I prefer running outdoors but am leaving home before the sun comes up and getting home after dark. I stumbled upon this trail behind my office during a lunch break several years back and loved it. I have been running it before or after work ever since. It’s a little confusing at first as it’s access points are minimally marked. But once you get the layout under your belt it’s a very nice trail!

American Tobacco Trail

20 mile round trip ride today

April, 2021 by bethrathbone1

First time on the ATT. Parked at the New Hill Olive Chapel Road access. So many nice features to this trail. This area is fortunate to have such a lovely trail! Don't hesitate to try it!!

American Tobacco Trail

ATT Roundtrip from Durham

March, 2021 by sweigand_tl

I roundtripped this entire trail in 1 day (44 miles, 4.5 hours, average speed just under 10mph), starting in Durham. Parked in the free lot under the freeway. Unfortunately I noticed a homeless camp there right away. The first 5 or so miles had several homeless camps along the side of the trail; lots of garbage; a security call phone. The next few miles of the trail are currently detoured because of nearby road constructions. Some of the signage along the detour could be improved. I found myself stopping often to look around to see where I was supposed to go next. There are multiple road crossings along the way - stop and be careful crossing the roads; the oncoming cars do not stop for bikers! There are also lots of new homes being constructed along the way as well. The northern end is paved. The southern end finally turns into a nice pleasant ride through the woods (it is fenced-off hunting lands) on a crushed-stone bed. The southern end has large parking areas and restrooms. I was hoping to see more history along the trail, but literally only passed 2 old falling-down tobacco barns along the way. It looks like a great trail (especially the southern end) for locals to jump on for a quick ride or jog, but not something that I as a visitor to the area would ever want or need to ride again.

American Tobacco Trail

Nice, safe and peaceful trail

March, 2021 by srinivasreddy.ps

Really astonished to see it for the first time. Had a great time with kids and family. It will be a great bike riding trail during summer ¿

White Oak Creek Greenway

High quality trail with no road crossings!

January, 2021 by cchanke

I recently road the White Oak Greenway trail for the first time, starting from the American Tobacco Trail. The trail is wide with a high quality surface, varying between asphalt, concrete, and wood/trex causeways through wetlands. Since the trail is often adjacent or over wetlands, it is very scenic and peaceful, even though you are in the middle of a large suburban residential developments. I was also happy to find that there were absolutely no road crossings, so the trail is as safe as it gets!

White Oak Creek Greenway

Fresh new Trex planks, which will outlive all of us, replaced the rotting, patched-up wooden planks near the swampy lagoon area alongside Green Level Church roadTy city/state/whoever!

January, 2021 by michael.gwynn

Fresh new Trex planks, which will outlive all of us, replaced the rotting, patched-up wooden planks near the swampy lagoon area alongside Green Level Church roadTy city/state/whoever!

Clayton River Walk

Beautiful scenic Trail

December, 2020 by dawnrbarnett

This is my favorite trail because it connects to so many others. You meander along the Neuse River, while enjoying transitions into open fields, woodlands, and some boulder areas. It’s medium and difficulty with some uphill travel, which is always treated with a downhill ride. However it is mostly flat. Too many great spots for photo shoots to share!

Cape Fear River Trail

Favorite running spot

December, 2020 by philip.christine.bacon

I love running here. There is plenty of shade, a decent amount of small rolling hills, beautiful scenery, and never too crowded. I come here to get lost in my thoughts for my long runs.

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