Explore the most popular trails near Cary with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Not a long trail, but very pretty.

hiking
9 days ago

Lovely trail!

Perhaps I didn't see it but main area is kid friendly with a tennis court, basketball, picnic and playground for kids. Trail is along back end crossing roads but also has tons of scenic sewage lines/pipes which isnt scenic at all. This is what ruins it for me. Could be a nice paved path for bikers or joggers uninterested in taking photos

Easy trail through a forested area and views of the creek.

Great easy trail that’s perfect for family. The back half of the loop has lots of roots to be careful of.

Very easy walk in a wooded area.

An excellent trail for a leisurely stroll through the forest. Informative nature center on site adds to appreciation of the uniqueness of the site.

on Lake Lomond

2 months ago

Paved trail great for all levels. Good way to walk off dinner.

2 months ago

Great paved trail for a little stroll.

Love this walk. My sister lives in the neighborhood and we walked it the other day!

walking
2 months ago

Nice quiet greenway, can be accessed on Hwy 54 near Northwoods Elementary at the intersection of Hwy 54 and Boundary St. or a better access is next to either the Godbold Park Dog Park (paved) or behind the Godbold tennis courts and playground (dirt path off the circle). Goes behind neighborhoods and features a couple of bridges.

Nice but it is private property and your suppose to be accompanied by a resident of the neighborhood. So don’t make a special trip.

Clean park, nice trails, friendly people. Will definitely go back.

trail running
3 months ago

It was a fun trail to run for me and my dog. This was my first trail run and I thought it had some varied terrain, but nothing too difficult. There is canopy cover for most of the trail, so it’s doable even in the heat. The lake is pretty and there were not that many people on it. I’ll definitely be going back!

3 months ago

Did this combined with symphony lake. Great hike, with easy walking. Recommend for any skill level.

3 months ago

Great small hike around a quiet lake. Great for any skill level.

quick easy trail.

Awesome for hiking or walking!! Beautiful scenery!

4 months ago

Great trail, my wife and I loved the lake loop. Would recommend for any skill level. Great place to hike in the heat since most of the trail is covered by trees.

hiking
4 months ago

This park is one of my favorite parks. It has some back trails that are great for solitude with your dog. The trail around the lake is a bit more rustic with beautiful views. There's usually always events happening at the park on the weekends so it can get a bit crowded. If you looking for some solitude it's best to visit during the evening, week days. If you want to get off land you can rent a canoe, paddle boat or kayak.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful trails! The houses are beautiful. It’s amazing that it is a city park. Great escape for mid week outing. Perfect to train for rucks.

My favorite for a nice stroll around the lake- today was a little disappointing since part of the trail was submerged due to the heavy rains last night. It is well taken care of by the city and there’s lots of things to do!!

This is one of my favorite spots!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short trail leading to the overlooks.

mountain biking
10 months ago

At this moment the trails are now closed due to RDU enforcing their private property and have installed barricades so you can ride/hike but Raleigh is in the process of leasing this land so the trails will be reopen soon, hopefully since I really miss riding those trails.
The 1 STAR is due to RDU and not the trails.

Nice trail, looks family and dog friendly. Did not do the Pirates Cove section, instead went over US1 to the end of Hinshaw.

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk. Combined with Macedonia Lake Loop.

hiking
11 months ago

Pretty trail. Relatively flat with a couple of tiny hills but very bumpy. Pretty crowded in the parking lot but the trail was fine.

walking
11 months ago

Good for locals, but wouldn't drive back here. no parking except at strip mall at walnut end. recommend adding the pond .

walking
11 months ago

nice 2 mile loop, woods right in town. but keep eyes open, lots of roots on dirt trail. I added 3/4 of Pawpaw trail to get my 45 minute walk in.

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