Best trails in Cary

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Looking for a great trail near Cary, North Carolina? AllTrails has 18 great running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around William B. Umstead State Park or Raven Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Duke Forest Korstian Division or Harris Lake County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 easy trails in Cary ranging from 0.6 to 7.4 miles and from 269 to 479 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cary
Top trails (18)
#1 - Bond Park Lake Trail
Fred G Bond Metro Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Bond Park Lake Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#2 - White Oak Creek Greenway Trail
White Oak Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
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. The White Oak Creek GreenwShow more
#3 - Hinshaw and Pirate's Cove Greenways
Macdonald Woods Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Loop trail using two great greenways in Cary, NC. Connecting via Greenwood Circle and Kildonan Place and Glengarry Drive, the track is an easy 2.5 mile paved loop along a couple of creeks through an oShow more
#4 - Swift Creek Loop Trail
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 21 m
Swift Creek Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#5 - Chestnut Oak Loop Trail
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Chestnut Oak Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#6 - Reedy Creek and Rocky Road Loop
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Reedy Creek and Rocky Road Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#7 - Beech Tree Cove Trail
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Beech Tree Cove Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#8 - Swift Creek Greenway
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Swift Creek Greenway is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#9 - 286 Trails
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 6 h 54 m
286 Trails is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and iShow more
#10 - West Hemlock Overlook Trail
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
West Hemlock Overlook Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cary, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
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