North Carolina Museum of Art Park

EASY 55 reviews

North Carolina Museum of Art Park is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

historic site

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. Trails range from an easy 1-mile paved loop to a hilly 2-mile out-and-back (see map link for details). Bikes are only allowed on the paved trails. Construction is underway for the Blue Loop Trail; scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013.

walking
12 days ago

Wonderful trails with so much to see both man-made and natural. Fun to explore. Always clean and well taken care of. Beautiful area.

walking
1 month ago

One of my favorite places to walk. The new NCMA Park is beautifully designed and welcoming. Plenty of paths/trails to walk on even when it’s busy. And you get to look at art for free! Only issue right now is that there are no restrooms outside, so when the museum is closed there are no restrooms in the park. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Everything you could want. Awesome art indoors and out and trails! Loved this place.

hiking
3 months ago

Walked this trail with my family. What an amazing place. The art is beautiful and the trails are very easy. Would suggest this place for anybody with a love of art or nature.

6 months ago

It’s just too cool to wander this place.

walking
9 months ago

Good walking trail mostly paved, lots of interesting things to see.

9 months ago

This a place that has expanded significantly in the last decade. While it is an easy paved walk predominantly, it is the most interesting & charming city trail in Raleigh.

walking
11 months ago

This is a nice scenic walk. Perfect if you want to get in a quick walk or run. Great for dogs and strollers. The last sculptures are fun to look at but am surprised that the grounds aren't better maintained. Maybe that's do to the time of year?

Would be ideal for post brunch or after dinner date walk.

hiking
11 months ago

A great place for a quick nature walk and/or picnic in the park while observing the local artwork.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

With sculpture scattered throughout, it is a moderate short walk with access to the greenway. Beautiful any time of year!

walking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Had to get out during a warm winter day to bike ride from the NC Museum of Art to House Creek and Crabtree Creek greenways. The art museum is a great place to visit inside or out; always something new and interesting to ponder. Enjoy!

walking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go in the area. The trails and art over the landscape are wonderful.

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

You can combine it with a visit to the museum, or just enjoy being out in the recently expanded series of picturesque trails. The outdoor art adds a unique aspect to the wonderful area. The trails also connect to the expansive greenway system.

road biking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Even with the reviews this place was still a surprise. Multiple options and a treasure around every turn. Can't wait for the next nice day.

walking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

refreshing with some cool sculptures and art to look at

walking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great for walking, running or biking. Lots of different path options including paved, gravel and through the woods. Quite a few sculptures to see along the way as well. New paths opening up with the park expansion wrapping up. Many of the paths do not have a lot of shade is the only drawback I can think of.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

What a wonderful stop!

walking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Did about 2.5 miles on this trail. Started at the Rodin Garden and walked onto the Greenway trail until we hit the bridge over the highway. Our return walk was to get back to the parking lot. Most of the trail was paved. We a few detours onto unpaved roads. Nice scenery with fun art to look at.

walking
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Enjoyed the walk. Walked 3 miles, 2 of it paved. The art work was wonderful to look at

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Great place for exploring, you can walk or ride your bike on the paved trails around the Art Museum, which has some really interesting pieces scattered throughout. The trail also crosses the Beltline to connect with the House Creek Greenway trail. On the west side, it connects to the Reedy Creek Greenway trail. View flowers, wildlife and people. Great place to relax and unwind.

2 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

road biking
4 months ago

recorded NC Art Museum

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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