White Oak Creek Greenway Trail

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White Oak Creek Greenway Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cary, NC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.1 miles 197 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Currently in two sections, the White Oak Creek Greenway is a great 4.7 mile point to point walking and biking trail in western Wake County. The White Oak Creek Greenway originates in Bond Park. It currently consists of segments of trail which extend from Bond Park to Green Level Church Road in the west of Cary, a combined distance of 4.7 miles. The White Oak Creek Greenway, along with the Black Creek Greenway represent two of the Town's most important regional greenways. When completed, these two trails will extend over a distance of 14 miles and connect to the American Tobacco Trail, Durham, Bond Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, Umstead State Park, and Raleigh. This trail section within Cary was recently added to the East Coast Greenway which will eventually go from Maine to Florida. On the eastern end, the trail can be accessed from the parking lot at Bond Community Center or from the Bond Boathouse parking lot. A short walk leads to the Greenway Hub kiosk where the trail officially starts. From here the the greenway goes west below the dam on Bond Lake for 0.3 miles and then turns right into the woods. After about 300 feet the Crabtree Creek Greenway joins the trail on the right. White Oak Creek Greenway follows a small stream for 0.6 miles to the point where it goes under Cary Parkway. After another 0.3 miles, the trail, which is incomplete at this point, deviates to follow a sidewalk connector along MacArthur Drive to Waldo Rood and south along Davis Drive to just beyond the Davis Drive Schools. At the 0.6 mile point the trail is joined by Park Village Greenway. After 0.2 miles more you'll reach the 12-acre White Oak Park where there are amenities. From the White Oak Park the trail goes west, crossing the busy 2-lane Jenks Carpenter Road where there is a rectangular rapid flashing beacon to enhance safety. The trail goes along the creek's edge and within neighborhoods for 0.8 miles. At NC Highway 55 there is a pedestrian underpass. From there, the trail continues to follow along a stream with considerable wetland areas for 0.8 miles to reach the pedestrian underpass at I-540, the Triangle Expressway. After the pedestrian underpass at I-540 the trail winds along close to a major wetland area. At the 0.9 mile mark the Batchelor Branch Greenway joins the trail from the north. Presently the trails crosses wetlands with 1700 feet of boardwalks. At Green Level Church Road there is a planned future pedestrian underpass. Currently, plans are in place to cooperate with the Town of Apex and to use Cary Community Investment Bond funds to complete the 2.1 mile section connecting to the American Tobacco Trail. Ref: https://www.townofcary.org/Departments/Parks__Recreation___Cultural_Resources/Parks_and_Greenways/Greenways/White_Oak_Creek_Greenway.htm

2 months ago

birding...excellent

road biking
5 months ago

Very nice trail. Very great ending with a long bridge and marsh on either side of you. From bond park to green level church road is exactly 6 miles and is definitely worth the experience.

mountain biking
7 months ago

We had a blast! Nice easy ride for my son and I.

hiking
9 months ago

Great! Nice easy paved trail. Lots of wildlife to see and birds.