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Length
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American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

7.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Bethabara Greenway

2.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

Bicentennial Greenway

14.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Bolin Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Creekside Park Trails

2.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Deep River Rail Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Downtown Greenway

1.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

2.3 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Fan Branch Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Gravel

Greenhaven Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

High Point Greenway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Hillsdale Greenway

1.1 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Lake Daniel Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Latham Park Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Libba Cotten Bikeway

0.38 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Long Branch Trail (NC)

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Accordion

Meadowmont Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Morgan Creek Trail

0.86 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Muddy Creek Greenway

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Northeast Community Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Riverwalk Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rolling Roads Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Salem Creek Greenway

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Salem Lake Trail

7 mi
State: NC
Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Sandy Creek Trail

0.75 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Shannon Hills Greenway

1.15 mi
State: NC
Concrete

South Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Southeast Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Drive Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Third Fork Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Uptown Spur Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Warren Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Winston-Salem Strollway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
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...
NC 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Bethabara Greenway is a multiuse, multisurface trail that takes users through historic Bethabara in the City of Winston-Salem, NC. Bethabara was a settlement founded in the 18th Century by...
NC 2.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips
Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...
NC 14.5 mi Asphalt
Bolin Creek Trail is a 3-mile out and back multipurpose trail in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The paved trail begins at Community Center Park and heads west, then ducks under the Franklin St. bridge....
NC 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Creekside Park Trails—all paved and interconnected—span about 3 miles in Archdale and lead to residential areas and important points in the community. The mile-long Cedar Trail section of the...
NC 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...
NC 3.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Downtown Greenway is a paved multiuse trails winding through Greensboro, North Carolina. The trail is close to 1.5 miles long, beginning on Spring Garden Street, with a landscaped buffer between...
NC 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
NC 2.3 mi Dirt
The Ellerbee Creek Trail is part of a chain of trails running across Durham, known as the North-South Greenway. This trail picks up where the Stadium Drive leaves off, on Stadium Drive next to the...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Fan Branch Trail is a pave hike and bike trail cutting through the Southern Village neighborhood of Chapel Hill. It's 10-feet wide and kicks off at the Southern Community Park, which features a...
NC 1.6 mi Asphalt
A trip along the Gold Hill Rail-Trail through this historic village will transport you back to a time when North Carolina was the country's only gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...
NC 2.2 mi Dirt, Gravel
Greenhaven Greenway sits in the linear park of the same name. The trail mimics the course of Ryan Creek. It begins at Mystic Drive and parallels Lynhaven Drive south. After 500 feet, one branch loops...
NC 0.63 mi Concrete
The High Point Greenway stretches 4.5 miles through the town of High Point, North Carolina. The paved path sits in the tree-lined riparian corridor along Boulding Branch, allowing residents of the...
NC 4.5 mi Asphalt
Hillsdale Greenway is just one in Greensboro's catalogue of greenway trails scattered in neighborhoods across the city. The concrete trail sits in Hillsdale Park, paralleling South Buffalo Creek....
NC 1.1 mi Concrete
This concrete trail travels the length of Lake Daniel Park, from Friendly Avenue to Mendenhall Street. The trail sits in the shadow of overhead power lines as it parallels North Buffalo Creek. The...
NC 2 mi Concrete
Latham Park Greenway sits nestled among the neighborhoods of Latham Park, Iriving Park and Fisher Park in Greensboro. A concrete trail runs the length of Latham Park, from North Elm Street south to...
NC 1.2 mi Concrete
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...
NC 0.38 mi Asphalt
In the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad into Winston-Salem helped spur the growth of its tobacco industry. Those factory buildings and warehouses survived into the present day and have been...
NC 1.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Trail users can always count on the Meadowmont Trail for a pleasant, scenic amble that takes you up grassy hills, through leafy woodlands and across stately neighborhoods with pretty gardens. The...
NC 1 mi Asphalt
The Morgan Creek Trail is named after the nearby stream and is a well-used asphalt and boardwalk trail in the town of Chapel Hill. The trail gives residents a safe connection to Merritt's Pasture, an...
NC 0.86 mi 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....
NC 4 mi Asphalt
The Northeast Community Greenway is 1.2 miles of paved hiking and biking pathway. The trail is a safe place that Greensboro residents can get outside and into nature. On a given day, you will be in...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Riverwalk Greenway is a 2-mile trail in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  The shared use trail begins at Gold Park and heads east, staying close to the river for most of its length, before concluding...
NC 1.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The 7.5-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...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Rolling Road Greenway is one of Greensboro's collection of neighborhood-based pathways bringing residents close to the water bodies in their city; in this case, South Buffalo Creek. The concrete trail...
NC 0.63 mi Concrete
Note: Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is currently closed due to construction. It is expected to be closed for 18 months. A detour is in place from Salem Avenue, Rams...
NC 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Salem Lake Trail runs nearly 7 miles, circling Salem Lake at the park of the same name in the city of Winston-Salem. Near downtown, the park offers a 365-acre lake and the trail provides scenic...
NC 7 mi Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Sandy Creek Trail cuts a leafy course through Sandy Creek Park, stretching between the park entrance and Pickett Road. It is asphalt-paved, relatively flat and suitable for a variety of uses,...
NC 0.75 mi Asphalt
Shannon Hills Greenway is a concrete path along Ryan Creek in Greensboro, NC. The trail begins in Shannon Woods Park on Vandalia Road. Across Rehobeth Church Road, the trail enters Shannon Hills Park,...
NC 1.15 mi Concrete
The North-South Greenway is a complex of trails that link up to allow residents to cross the heart of the City of Durham without the need for a car. The South Ellerbee Creek picks up the southward...
NC 1.4 mi Asphalt
Neighbors can meet and interact on the Southeast Greenway, a 1.2-mile paved recreation path. The trail begins continues on where the Downtown Greenway leaves off, heading south starting at the Freeman...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Stadium Drive Trail is a component of Durham's North-South Greenway, a series of ped-bike trails crossing the city of Durham. The trail is an important connector; it links the Warren Creek Trail...
NC 1.4 mi Concrete
The Third Fork Creek Trail offers a paved 3.5-mile route through southwestern Durham. The trail begins at Southern Boundaries Park and continues through a pleasantly wooded corridor to its end at...
NC 3.5 mi Concrete
Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...
VA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The northernmost segment of Durham's North-South Greenway, Warren Creek Trail provides a serene hiking or biking experience and access to a neighborhood park. The trail extends between Horton Road...
NC 1.1 mi Asphalt
The West Ellerbee Creek Trail winds along the stream of the same name. Beginning on Albany Drive in the Watts-Hillandale area of Durham, the paved trail travels through 17-acre Preserve, a protected...
NC 1.7 mi Asphalt
As its name suggests, the Winston-Salem Strollway presents the perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Completed in 1988, the popular rail-trail links Winston-Salem's modern business district with...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

bridge closed

May, 2020 by kecovers

Bridge right past anglers park is washed out. Start more south than the park.

Third Fork Creek Trail

Fun and clean!

May, 2020 by aewalter92

Enjoyed the quick down and back on this clean trail with pretty views.

Bicentennial Greenway

Not Road Bike Usable

May, 2020 by tloganenterprises

I started at Penny Road heading north. Within a mile I encountered multiple tree roots bulging the pavement upward. I almost think the responsible maintenance department is clueless on how to build and maintain a trail. If you build an asphalt trail (cheaper than concrete) through a forest, tree roots will destroy the asphalt in short order by heaving the asphalt upwards. You either need to make a well built concrete trail or block roots from creeping under the asphalt. Neither was done on this trail. I finally turned around when it became too dangerous to continue as the pavement was getting worse. I don't think I would even jog on this trail with the surface as uneven as it is. The situation is even worse on a sunny day when hundreds of branches/leaves cast shadows all over the trail - obscuring your view of how bad the trail is.

Accordion

Bolin Creek Trail

Fun Trail

May, 2020 by mendozahousemail

Great for people trying to start biking!

Hillsdale Greenway

not so great

April, 2020 by najones0511

I should have gone earlier in the day as it was getting dark.. but not an ideal path. Some broken glass, some sketch vehicles idling, you're not enclosed by greenery but usually next to a neighbohood street. No significant hills and it is a wide path, like at least 5' wide.
Had to go around some truck parked on the path where some kids were scooping up sand for their own use...
Maybe its fabulous in the early morning?!

Deep River Rail Trail

EWoods

April, 2020 by lwoods48

First time walking it,great walk.Beautiful Trail

Thanks

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

Drove out there with the kids a couple weeks ago and we couldn't even access the trail because it was a pond.

April, 2020 by scarscapestudio

Drove out there with the kids a couple weeks ago and we couldn't even access the trail because it was a pond.

American Tobacco Trail

love this trail, but shout “on your left”.

March, 2020 by chpsych

This is all new to me . Where I come from people shout out “on your left”. Here most bikers do not do this despite being urged to by frequent signs. Please people use your voice!

Riverwalk Greenway

this is a cool walk and is best on summer evenings wit all of the sounds of the south. parking is easy on both ends

March, 2020 by bryandblacknc

this is a cool walk and is best on summer evenings wit all of the sounds of the south. parking is easy on both ends

Bethabara Greenway

From Bethabara Park to Eastern End

March, 2020 by yohaun

Parking at the visitor center you walk down the hill through the field cross a foot bridge to reach the trail. Turning left the trail is paved and leveluntil you reach Old Town Rd. There the trail gets very much more strenuous. With a lot of hills which includes several steep stairs in the woods where most of the trail is dirt. You go through a lit tunnel under Silas Pkwy. The trail ends about 1/4 mile further at a locked private gate.

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

New section trailhead on Spruce Street Gorgeous and Musical

February, 2020 by saxapahawnc

Section 6B recently opened the trailhead with parking and restroom on Spruce Street, without exact address at Mulberry Creek (approx 1990 Spruce Street). It's about a half mile past Brookdale merging with Spruce at the Carilion Clinics and Spruce Street Station. After another follow up lab or doctor visit, hiking with the dog on Dick and Willie Passage is therapeutic. Minimal street noise at the parking lot, new evergreens lining the trailhead and new restroom facility, this is a tranquil spot to relax, breathe, and enjoy gorgeous scenery on highly maintained paved trails with excellent drainage.

Trail signs dot the length of the trail, easily sighted to stay on trail along creek, Country Club Drive, then more asphalt paved, densely wooded trail. Calls of frogs and creek water tinkling accompanied us the first quarter mile. The sounds of the river rushing picked up after Country Club Drive ended, as we were east of Smith River, again on well-sign marked asphalt trail, until a pond behind the sports complex.

Dog poop bag stations and a couple trash receptacles would be excellent to keep the trail as clean as possible while hiking and biking. The gravel flanking the asphalt and drainage/swales engineered along the trail kept water and mud off-trail, making this as dry as possible after multiple days of precipitation, or snow melting, more recently. I and the paws were dry, a perk we don't get in our own currently muddy yard. Excellent addition to parks and trails in Henry County. We plan to drive down solely for trail hiking and picnicking with the furry family in tow.

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

yes, only two gaps (see Aug. review)

September, 2019 by jackritterskamp

Today we rode the center section between the gaps, plus the part on the south side of the river. North side accessible via Angler's & Dan Daniel parks, plus River St/Riverside Dr (same road) parking lots on weekends. GREAT ride even with gaps.

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