Henderson, NC Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Morris Branch Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Abbotts Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Annie Jones Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Baileywick Trail

0.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Batchelor Branch Greenway

0.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Beaver Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Black Creek Greenway

7.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Bolin Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Camp Branch Greenway

0.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Carolina North Greenway

0.67 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Centennial Bikeway Connector

2.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Clayton River Walk

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Crabtree Creek Trail

15.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Eagle Spur Rail-Trail

2.3 mi
State: NC
Dirt

East Fork Mine Creek Trail

2.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Edwards Mill Connector

2.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Fan Branch Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Green Hope School Greenway

2.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Hare Snipe Creek Trail

3.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt

Hinshaw Greenway

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Honeycutt Creek Greenway Trail

3.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

House Creek Greenway Trail

2.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Indian Creek Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Libba Cotten Bikeway

0.38 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Little Rock Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Louisburg Bike Trail

2.24 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Lower Booker Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Meadowmont Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Mine Creek Trail

6.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Mingo Creek Trail

3.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Morgan Creek Trail

0.86 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

NC-55 Street-side Trail

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Nancy Branch Greenway

1.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Neuse River Trail

29.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Northwoods Greenway

0.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Reedy Creek Trail

5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Riverwalk Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Roanoke Canal Trail

7.8 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Rocky Branch Trail (NC)

3.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Sam's Branch Greenway

2.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Sandy Creek Trail

0.75 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Simms Branch Trail

1.66 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Snelling Branch Trail

0.85 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

South Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Southbridge Greenway

0.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Speight Branch Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Spring Forest Trail

0.45 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Drive Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Swift Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Symphony Lake Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Tar River Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Third Fork Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Victoria Railroad Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Wakefield Trail

1.26 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt

Walnut Creek Trail

18.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Warren Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

White Oak Creek Greenway

7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Yates Store Road Street-Side Trail

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The trail starts on Green Level Church Road and then heads west past suburban homes, skirting the north side of Amberly Lake. You will cross Yates South Road via crosswalk, then continue south along...
NC 2 mi 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...
NC 3.3 mi Asphalt
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
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,...
NC 0.6 mi Asphalt
Batchelor Branch Greenway is a short stretch of trail in northeast Cary. The trail is 0.8 miles long and 10 feet wide, accommodating uses ranging from walking and running, to biking, rollerblading,...
NC 0.8 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
At just over 7 miles, the Black Creek Greenway is one of Cary’s longest and most popular trails. The paved pathway connects several parks, schools, and shopping and dining areas. On its southern...
NC 7.1 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
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 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 Centennial Bikeway Connector is a shared-use path adjacent to Centennial Parkway in Raleigh. The trail, as its name suggests, links the North Carolina State University's Centennial campus to...
NC 2.3 mi Asphalt
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NC 4 mi Asphalt
The Crabtree Creek Trail, in suburban Raleigh, stretches nearly 16 miles along the Crabtree Creek corridor through forested greenways, city parks, residential areas, and among some business...
NC 15.9 mi Asphalt
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 East Fork Mine Trail is an multipurpose pathway in Raleigh, NC.The trail has an asphalt surface and provides a close-to-home jaunt into nature for the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods....
NC 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Edwards Mill Connector in West Raleigh is an off-shoot of the Reedy Creek Trail. The shared use is adjacent to Edwards Mill Road, and stretches down to Chapel Hill Road. On the way, the trail...
NC 2.1 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 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
Green Hope School Greenway is a meandering collection of shared-use paths through Cary's Highcroft neighborhood. While the trail provides space for locals to get outside for fitness or fun, it also...
NC 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
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...
NC 3.7 mi Asphalt, 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 Honeycutt Trail extends from Raven Ridge Road to Strickland Road in Raleigh, NC. The trail consists of two segments: between Raven Ridge Road and Durant Road, the trail is unpaved, though...
NC 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
The House Creek Greenway Trail is a 2.8-mile-long paved trail that runs from Crabtree Valley Avenue near the intersection with Blue Ridge Road (near the McDonald's) until it meets the Reedy Creek...
NC 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Indian Creek Greenway is a hike-and-bike asphalt pathway that sits in the swathe cut by Indian Creek through residential Morrisville. About a third of the trail parallels Town Hall Road as a dedicated...
NC 1.8 mi 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...
NC 0.38 mi Asphalt
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...
NC 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
NC 2.24 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
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 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...
NC 6.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Opened in August, 2014, the Mingo Creek Trail connects the town of Knightdale from Mingo Creek Park to the Neuse River Trail, just north of Anderson Point Park in Raleigh. Along its 3.4-mile paved...
NC 3.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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
As its name suggests, this well-maintained trail does sit on the side of NC-55, but that's not the whole story. The trail is a space for fitness and recreation, pleasantly landscaped, and paved so...
NC 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Walk, run or roll; the Nancy Branch Greenway invites you to go at your own pace. The trail is flat and paved, making it easy enough for even the youngest members of the family to enjoy. Sandwiched...
NC 1.1 mi Asphalt
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
Go by yourself, with a friend, or with man's best friend - just get out onto one of Cary's paved greenway trails. The Northwoods Greenway is a good option - it's just under a mile long, but it travels...
NC 0.9 mi Asphalt
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...
NC 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Closure Notice: In October 2018, Tropical Storm Michael caused a large portion of the trail to wash out. Sections of the trail have since closed to undergo repairs, estimated to be completed by the...
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 Roanoke Canal Trail is a beautiful recreational biking route from the town of Roanoke Rapids to Weldon. The trail follows one of the country's most impressive and best-preserved early 19-century...
NC 7.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
NC 3.4 mi Asphalt
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
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
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...
NC 1.66 mi 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...
NC 0.85 mi Asphalt
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 Southbridge Greenway is a charming neighborhood path in the neighborhood of the same name, on the west side of Cary, North Carolina. On any given day on the trail you will find parents pushing...
NC 0.9 mi 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...
NC 1.3 mi 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.
NC 0.45 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 Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail crosses through the state park battlefield of the same name in rural south-central Virginia. The gravel trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old...
VA 1.25 mi Crushed Stone
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 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...
NC 3 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 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...
VA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Victoria Railroad Park is a 21-acre open space located in the central business district of an old railroad town in south-central Virginia. Victoria was the halfway point of a Virginian Railway...
VA 1 mi Asphalt
The Wakefield Trail follows the power line from Falls of Neuse Road south to London Bell Drive, just under 1.5 miles. There is a slight jog in the trail where it meets Wakefield Plantation Drive. If...
NC 1.26 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 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
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
The Yates Store Road Street-Side Trail in Cary is over a shared use pathway linking residents of the surrounding neighborhoods to the other trails in their town. So while the trail itself is just a...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

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 ¿

Accordion

Bolin Creek Trail

I really ejoy this walk. I can walk all my four legged animals and that includes my pot belly pig names Sugar. We had such an amazing time. I am looking for to coming back soon.

March, 2021 by martaeavery

I really ejoy this walk. I can walk all my four legged animals and that includes my pot belly pig names Sugar. We had such an amazing time. I am looking for to coming back soon.

Crabtree Creek Trail

could use some fixing , and one part has been closed

February, 2021 by ernestholly

One end of the trail has been closed for some time now .

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!

Indian Creek Greenway

Pleasant level walk

January, 2021 by tjcawley

The Indian Creek Greenway is a pleasant, level, paved walk wide enough for both bikes and pedestrians. The trailhead has a handicapped accessible, fenced playground, two shelters with picnic tables and a restroom building. The newly constructed (Fall 2020) stormwater control measure is a large landscaped water feature along the greenway.
The western end safely crosses McCrimmon Parkway and connects to the Shiloh Greenway providing access to Church Street Park which has tennis courts, restrooms, playground, outdoor fitness equipment, and the highest quality cricket pitch in the region.
See you on the trail,
TJ Cawley
Mayor of Morrisville
www.TownofMorrisville.org

Rocky Branch Trail (NC)

Great trail for a scenic cruise.

January, 2021 by bnicholsii

Was staying downtown Raleigh and wanted to find a nice place to run. This was it. Very nice trail through the campus of NC State. Was easy to get to and the scenery and trail is very enjoyable.

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!

Wakefield Trail

Except for section from London Bell to Wakefield Plantation, this trail was disappointing. There is no entrance at Dunford so detoured by sidewalks, and the section north to Old Falls of Neuse was closed. Short trail got much shorter.

December, 2020 by dmassey_tl

Except for section from London Bell to Wakefield Plantation, this trail was disappointing. There is no entrance at Dunford so detoured by sidewalks, and the section north to Old Falls of Neuse was closed. Short trail got much shorter.

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

West Ellerbe Creek Trail

December, 2020 by rsjc1127

Really nice trail! The section behind Costco is really nice. There is a cool tunnel under I-85 with murals. Be really careful at the Guess Road crossing. The western section has cool art work, and it ends at a nice park.

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