Trails Near Carrboro, NC

American Tobacco Trail

American Tobacco Trail is a 20 mile point to point rail trail that goes from Durham to Wake County. The ATT is popular for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians (in non-urban sections). On-leash dogs are welcome.


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  • 25.6 miles
  • Durham, NC

Campbell Creek Loop Trail

Campbell Creek Loop and Lanier Falls Trail is a 6.0 mile trail located in Raven Rock State Park near Lillington, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible year-round.


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  • 6 miles
  • Lillington, NC

Cedarock Park Trail

Cedarock Park Trail is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Burlington, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from January through December. There are more than one trail with trails being added at this time.


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  • 2.2 miles
  • Burlington, NC

Crabtree Creek Trail

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 over 3 miles long, for a total of 12.15 miles for the whole trail system.


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  • 12.15 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Duke Park Trail

Duke Park Trail is a 8.3 mile trail located near Durham, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for trail running.


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  • 8.3 miles
  • Durham, NC

Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail

Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail is a 5 mile point-to-point trail located near Erwin, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 5 miles
  • Erwin, NC

Guilford-Mackintosh

A little over 3 mile loop next to Lake Mackintosh. Moderate terrain with some roots, rocks and hills. Very clean and open view of the wooded area. Little to no brush growth under the trees.


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  • 3 miles
  • Whitsett, NC

Hare Snipe Creek Trail

The Hare Snipe Trail provides access to Lake Lynn; its northern terminus follows Hare Snipe Creek from Ray Road to Wooten Meadow Park.


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  • 3.7 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Harris Lake Park

Harris Lake Park - Peninsula Trail (Hiking Only)


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  • 4.6 miles
  • New Hill, NC

Haw River Trail - Shallow Ford Natural Area -Hidden Hill Trail

A dedicated hiking trail, the Hidden Hill Trail travels through a wide diversity of habitats on its 2.2 mile journey including mature riparian forests, reclaimed farmland, and vernal pools and wetlands. The trail leads to the highest point in the 200 acre Shallow Ford Natural Area ad 679 feet.


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  • 2.2 miles
  • Elon, NC

Hinshaw And Pirate'S Cove Greenway

Hinshaw and Pirate's Cove Greenway is a 2.5 mile easy loop trail located in Cary, North Carolina that is accessible from two parks and features two creeks and lovely forest greenways.


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  • 2.5 miles
  • Cary, NC

House Creek Greenway Trail

Part of the Capital Area Greenway Trail System that connects Glen Eden Drive to Meredith College and the Reedy Creek Trail Bridge; which connects to the North Carolina Museum of Art.


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  • 2 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is located near Apex, North Carolina and features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • Apex, NC

Lake Crabtree

Community hiking at Lake Crabtree Park - Of the 16 miles of trails, 6 of them loop all the way around the lake. The other 10 miles can also be used by mountain bikers.


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  • 3 miles
  • Morrisville, NC

Lake Crabtree Loop Trail

Lake Crabtree Loop Trail is an easy to moderate six mile loop around Lake Crabtree starting from Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC.


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  • 6 miles
  • Morrisville, NC

Lake Johnson

From main building start off counter clockwise by crossing the road. You will start off on dirt path, but this is the best way to find single track at 1 mi. Single track does run out and last 1.5 mi is on greenway/bike path.


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  • 4.9 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Lake Pine Loop

Easy paved loop trail around nice lake in Cary/Apex between Laura Duncan and Lake Pine Drive; great for a walk or run.


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  • 2 miles
  • Cary, NC

Legend Park

To me being a beginner this is a difficult trail with some very large hills. It is also very rooty on some trails. There is a skills area and some drop hills. It is run by the Town of Clayton with volunteer help.


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  • 6 miles
  • Clayton, NC

Loblolly Trail Umstead State Park

Loblolly Trail Umstead State Park is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 3 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Mine Creek Trail

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 miles, for a total trail system distance of 6.55 miles.


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  • 6.5 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Nathaniel Greene

nathaniel greene is a 3.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Greensboro, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 3.2 miles
  • Greensboro, NC

North Carolina Museum Of Art Park

Various paved and unpaved trails that loop around and through art and nature exhibits. The Southern paved portion is the Reedy Creek Trail which connects to the House Creek Greenway Trail and is known as the scenic walking bridge that spans I-440 at Wade Avenue.


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  • 2.3 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

North Wake Landfill

north wake landfill is a 2 mile trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


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  • 2 miles
  • Raleigh, NC

Peninsula Trail

Orange blazes with hiker image mark the route of the Peninsula trail. Single blaze indicate main trail route and double blaze indicates loop off of main trail. Trail may take the average hiker 2 hours to complete, so please be aware of park closing time and plan accordingly.


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  • 5.2 miles
  • New Hill, NC

Piedmont Trail

Piedmont Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Greensboro, North Carolina that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


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  • 5.2 miles
  • Greensboro, NC

Piedmont Trail

Piedmont Trail is a 5.7 mile trail located near Greensboro, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking.


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  • 5.7 miles
  • Greensboro, NC

Riverwalk Trail

A well-maintained, mostly tree-lined, paved trail which runs along the Dan River. Scenic and historic. Great for kids. Accessible from multiple points, portions of it are close to major roads and amenities. Restrooms near each trailhead.


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  • 8.5 miles
  • Danville, VA

Walnut Creek Trail

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 Johnson segment is the longest and it's the only section that has unpaved portions.


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  • 13.26 miles
  • Raleigh, NC


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