Explore the most popular river 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

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.

8 months ago

Nice walk. Combined with Macedonia Lake Loop.

8 months ago

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

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

8 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.

road biking
9 months ago

greenway goes back and forth over busy roads . sometimes hard to follow. part along creek is scenic. we started at Bond park. paved.

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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Nothing special here. Nice greenway with well maintained blacktop paths.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Nice walk if you add the Macedonia Lake Loop.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

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

mountain biking
Friday, December 23, 2016


nature trips
Friday, November 04, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


road biking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Very nice trail. Very great ending with a long bridge and marsh on either side of you. From bond park to green level church road is exactly 6 miles and is definitely worth the experience.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

We had a blast! Nice easy ride for my son and I.

mountain biking
Friday, March 18, 2016

Great for riding, walking or running, the paved Cary Black Creek Greenway provides a lot of variety, including treks along Lake Crabtree, hiking through the woods, a steep up and down hill connector stretch along West Dynastry Drive and access to Godbold Park; recently has been expanded all the way to Bond Park, totaling 7 miles. We've traveled this several times and look forward to more!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Great! Nice easy paved trail. Lots of wildlife to see and birds.

road biking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Starting at either Walnut Street or Cary Parkway, the paved Speight Greenway trail in Cary accesses the Macedonia Lake Loop in the middle - great for a bike ride or walk.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The trail is paved with a couple bridges, the bridges are very well kept.
The trail could have used a bench or two. It's not a loop, and there's no parking provided. There's a church next to the trail head that I used to park, don't know how the church feels about it, but there's not a "no parking" sign.

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