Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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!

Nice short trail leading to the overlooks.

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

5 months ago

Nice walk. Combined with Macedonia Lake Loop.

6 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.

6 months ago

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

6 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.

Did it combined with Swift Creek Greenway. Nice walk with the creek and lake throughout.

6 months ago

Did it combined with Symphony Lake Greenway. Nice walk with the creek and lake throughout.

paved greenways connected by 2 residential sts. mostly wooded, but nothing special. playground off Hinshaw greenway. I didn't go over, but there is an overpass over hwy 64.

This is a very short overlook trail off the Beech Tree Cove Trail. Unfortunately the view from the top of the bluff was limited when I visited in Late September. It definitely would be better after the leaves fall.

This is a short loop off the Chestnut Oak Loop Trail, with access to two bluff overlooks.

This trail takes you down to a nice loop below the bluffs and along Swift Creek. It is a combination of both boardwalks and a well maintained natural trail.

This is a very well maintained and pretty walk through the woods.

Nice short paved short loop trail around quiet Symphony Lake in Regency Park. Great for picnics, watching fireworks, or listening to local concerts, connects with Swift Creek Trails. Also great for a short run. There is also a good chance you'll run into the local flock of geese along the route.

8 months ago

We enjoyed this 2 mile trail more than we anticipated. Lots of shade in the woods, smaller trails going down to the water along the way, board walks, and bridges. There are a good number of tree roots but that just adds to the hiking experience. The back portion is still under construction but you can get around it.

9 months ago

Nice Trail. It just doesn't finish in a loop. Had to walk back from the DO NOT CROSS sign board, since the trail wasn't complète any further.

11 months ago

Nice walk if you add the Macedonia Lake Loop.

11 months ago

Nice, short, fairly flat, paved loop that is part of the Cary Greenway. Circles a wooded pond area. You will likely see ducks, geese, or maybe even a crane or swan. I live within walking distance so I walk it often making a couple of loops. One side runs along an apartment complex so it can be busy depending on the time and day.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Very nice easy walk through the woods. Paths are well maintained .

mountain biking
Friday, March 10, 2017

Great trail for mountain biking. Some technical stuff, downhill, and roots. Best for a intermediate mountain bikers, there are just some hard parts even for me too get over. Also its convenient because its half a mile from my house.

March, 10, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nice flat loop to walk, run, ride bikes. See heron, ducks, turtles, and more. Beware if events are going on at adjacent Koka Booth Amphitheater, they may close that half of the loop but you can go around.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Great easy walk

nature trips
Friday, November 04, 2016

Easy tails within the city limits. Stand of hemlocks can be seen.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nice, peaceful walk in the Lochmere subdivision in Cary, NC; great for a 1.1 mile run, reserved for Lochmere residents only. For those living in Lochmere, this is great for a morning walk or a way to unwind after your work day. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Wide paved trail. Well suited for wheelchair use though I didn't see any accessible parking. Didn't see anyone while there on a weekday afternoon.

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