Wake Forest Greenway

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Wake Forest Greenway is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rolesville, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.7 miles
183 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




Park at Mill Bridge Nature Park. Walk down from the parking lot and turn left to follow the Sanford Creek Greenway. The first part is paved before the next section comprises a long boardwalk before becoming paved again. At Marshall Farm Street, the next section of the Sanford Creek Greenway commences, crossing under Forestville Road and skirting around the sports fields by Heritage Lake Rd. After crossing a bridge, the greenway turns right starting a new section called Smith Creek Greenway. This continues past Heritage Lake Middle and Elementary School before crossing under Rogers Road. A short while later, it skirts past Smith Creek Soccer Complex to the right . The next and last section is Dunn Creek Greenway which currently terminates by the NC-98. The intersection with Heritage Lake Road is easily seen from the greenway. Retrace steps back to Mill Bridge Nature Park.

2 months ago

I love this trail! I have walked on it several times now from the Heritage neighborhood and it is a beautiful shaded path. There is a pretty pond with a bench to take a rest, and I've found Lime bikes to rent along the way each time.
Recommend it!

10 months ago

This was amalgation of 3 greenways starting from Mill Bridge Nature Park on the Sanford Creek Greenway, through to the Smith Creek Greenway and the Dunn Creek Greenway.