Greensboro, NC Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
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American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

7.74 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

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

7.79 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

High Point Greenway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Morgan Creek Trail

0.86 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Muddy Creek Greenway

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Riverwalk Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

11.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Salem Creek Greenway

5.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Salem Lake Trail

7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt

South Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Third Fork Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

2.25 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Bethabara Greenway

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

Bicentennial Greenway

14.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Latham Park Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Long Branch Trail (NC)

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Meadowmont Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

2.3 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Fan Branch Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Warren Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Hillsdale Greenway

1.1 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Winston-Salem Strollway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Stadium Drive Trail

1.9 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Uptown Spur Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Carolina North Greenway

0.67 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Downtown Greenway

1.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Greenhaven Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Lake Daniel Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Libba Cotten Bikeway

0.38 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Lower Booker Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Mayo River Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Northeast Community Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Roberson Place Bikeway

0.31 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Rolling Roads Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Salisbury Greenway

4.05 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Sandy Creek Trail (NC)

0.75 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Shannon Hills Greenway

1.15 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Southeast Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County.  About the Route Starting from...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: The northernmost trestle bridge along the route is closed between Bur-Mil Park and Strawberry Rd. for replacement. Please check with the City of Greensboro for more current...
NC 7.74 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 7.79 mi Asphalt
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 Trail leaves off, on Stadium Drive next to...
NC 1.5 mi Asphalt, 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
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 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 nearly 12-mile paved Riverwalk Trail, also called the “Riverwalk on the Dan,” is part of Danville’s expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry,...
VA 11.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Salem Creek Greenway follows the tree-lined creek for just over 5 miles through southern Winston-Salem.  From the western end, the trail begins off the parking lot for the Marketplace Mall....
NC 5.2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Overview Originally created in 1911, the 365-acre Salem Lake offers a recreational haven on Winston-Salem’s east side. Holding approximately a billion gallons of water, the lake provides a third of...
NC 7 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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
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
The West Ellerbee Creek Trail winds along the stream of the same name and is part of Durham's North-South Greenway, a series of multiuse trails crossing the city of Durham. Beginning by Indian...
NC 2.25 mi Asphalt
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
Overview The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile paved pathway connecting the City of Greensboro to the City of High Point, NC. The trail, which is a joint effort of the two cities and Guilford...
NC 14.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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 major gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...
NC 2.2 mi Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
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
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
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 Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail the 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...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
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 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
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
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
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, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Stadium Drive Trail is a component of Durham's North-South Greenway, a series of multiuse trails crossing the city of Durham. While the Stadium Drive Trail mostly utilizes the sidewalks and...
NC 1.9 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 Carolina North Forest (aka the Horace Williams Tract) is made up of 750 acres owned by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The forest and its trails provide respite for members of the...
NC 0.67 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
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
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
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
The Lower Booker Creek Trail is a paved neighborhood trail in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The neighborhood trail cuts through the woods around Booker Creek, providing a natural escape for neighbors...
NC 0.9 mi Concrete
Following a former corridor of the Danville and Western Railway through downtown Stuart, the Mayo River Rail Trail is a paved multi-use path that runs along the Mayo River. Nicknamed "Dick and Willie"...
VA 1.8 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 Roberson Place Bikeway provides an alternative route for both pedestrians and cyclists between South Greensboro Street and the Libba Cotton Bikeway. The multiuse, paved trail serves as a...
NC 0.31 mi Asphalt
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
The Salisbury Greenway is a developing trail network in the City of Salisbury that connects residential areas, local businesses, schools, restaurants, recreational spaces, parks, open fields, and...
NC 4.05 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
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

Recent Trail Reviews

High Point Greenway Trail

great trail

July, 2024 by crnjakalex

Close to me, beautiful trail, shade is great in the summer.

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

Eagle Spur: A rail-trail by default rather than by design

June, 2024 by daveconnelly

The Eagle Spur is more of an abandoned rail corridor (1905-06) and less of a developed trail. Its scenic beauty is everywhere, with a canopy of trees and a payoff of seeing Jordan Lake up close. The surface is a forest floor, with fallen leaves, fallen trees, and unannounced places where the old railbed has given way. So it's wonderful for a walk in the woods, cautionary for runners' ankles, and injury-risking for inattentive mountain bikers. If you attempt this path during hunting season, blaze orange is advised.

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Nice Local Trail

May, 2024 by tayyarahdavidson

We enjoyed the trail. We rode from Guilford Military Park in Greensboro to Burmill Park In summerfield. Lots of up and down hills but not too strenuous. Paved and well maintained. Nice resting stops along the way.

Accordion

Deep River Rail Trail

Trailhead Coordinates

May, 2024 by urk4s79424

Seemed like the trailhead coordinates weren’t accurate. They brought me to someplace close to the trail but with no parking area. All the parking areas are on route 22 (around 35.7412891, -79.6828295). Not exactly a quiet walk. Seemed to be some kind of man made buzz most of the walk. Never could figure out where it was coming from. But the views of the river were great and I saw one of the biggest great blue herons I’ve ever seen.

Salem Lake Trail

Nice trail

May, 2024 by janskinj

Circumvent the Salem Lake in 7 miles. Small section is asphalt and majority is packed dirt/gravel. Several sections of erosions and tree debris along with horse droppings. However, more eroded sections have been repaired. Lots of rolling hills and 2 steeper climbs with hairpin turns. Tough bike riding on weekends due to Lake’s popularity. Great balance of sun and shade with welcome lake breezes. Plenty of parking. Option to mountain bike on Jesus Trail or at the Dojo. If erosion was non existent-this would be a 5 star trail especially week days. One of our area favorites

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

bridge is out

April, 2024 by brian.laney8

The bridge crossing Lake Brandt 1/4 mile south of Strawberry Rd is blocked off. The detour is Battleground Rd to Bur-Mil park.

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Has Potential

March, 2024 by prial

We began our ride at the northern terminus and rode only about a mile and a quarter before we came to a bridge that was closed and had to turn around. We got back in the car and went to a trailhead further south that was only to be found in the heart of an apartment complex. We rode in circles not able to find the trail leading to where the opposite side of the bridge closure might be. So we got back in the car once more and found the southern terminus of the trail and tried again. It was a better start with a stop at the Guildford Courthouse National Military Site (part of the National Park Service) where we could ride along the battleground car/bike tour road. Generally, the trail is not well signed and at points it is a shared sidewalk along busy roads. Coming from the cold of the north, we were looking to begin our bike season in a warmer March climate. The trail sections of this ride would be beautiful come April - September. This was a very hard-won 16.5 mile ride.

Salem Lake Trail

Needs repairs

February, 2024 by deb.calhoun5

We usually ride this multiple times a week. Went last week and boy does it need some work all around the lake. Lots of wash outs and gullies that make it difficult to ride.

Salem Creek Greenway

Great ride

February, 2024 by deb.calhoun5

We take this ride multiple times a week, when the weather is good. Only problem is Marketplace Shopping Center now has posted many signs that only parking is for shoppers in mall and you will be towed. We are now parking at Washington Park.

American Tobacco Trail

very busy trail today

January, 2024 by luke.syvinski

Went 11 miles biking today and it was very busy surprisingly busy for 30 degree Monday in mid January but still a good day

Deep River Rail Trail

Easy trail with pretty views!

December, 2023 by yhp2zj5x2h

We just did this trail with teens- 70’s age range along with our dog. Everyone enjoyed it along with the Faith Rock loop ( Faith Rock trail is still easy but more like a traditional trail). We hope to return to the area in the future and explore more.

Salem Lake Trail

Good trail through the woods around the lake

November, 2023 by sandrawitherspoon

Been biking and walking there many times. Good shady trail in the woods around the lake. Pretty crowded on weekends in nice weather. The trail is sandy/dirt and there are some roots/ washout at some places. Decently wide enough to pass someone. I've seen bikers, walkers, runners, dogs and an assortment of scooters and one wheel bikes. I believe it also doubles as bridle trail or at least it used to. Some hills but not too bad except for the ones right at the parking end of the lake. Glad for my e-bike on those. You can join up right from the trail to the Salem Greenway and skirt by town- although it is not as clean or safe in my opinion.

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