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

This Trail is closed for construction till fall 2018

A +++ !
Loved this trail today!

Under construction .... not enjoyable

Great for a beginner or children. Careful on slippery boards. Had a great time. Very quick walk. Nice trail.

Very easy, flat, and very short (0.5 mile) walk. This looks to be stroller friendly. Lots of tree coverage. There are several sections that are boardwalks or very well maintained gravel path. Saw a black snake sunning on the path and lots of bugs (only when slowed down for the snake). Super easy little trail that would be fine for little kids. If you are a real hiker, not any satisfaction from it. I hike a good bit, but this was fine for what I needed at the time.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

The lake trail is closed about 2 miles in for construction. Would have been nice if there was a sign. Enjoyed it otherwise.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

We walked around Lake Crabtree. 5.5 miles. There were some nice sections but also not so nice sections. One section went right next to Morrisville Parkway, another next to Evans Rd., another along a busy paved greenway with lots of bikers. Plus industrial and office buildings right off the trail half of the way. And the last section went just below the I-40 freeway and then on a very popular mountain biking trail. There was a constant stream of bikers that we had to step off the trail and let go by. Good and bad.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

the lake loop was closed to bike traffic, but the smaller loops are good for an afternoon ride!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

This is a great trail once you get past the small section by the road. There is also a small portion that is shared with mountain bikes. Crabtree has amazing wildlife viewing opportunities.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

This is really easy unless you venture too far off of the beaten path -great for a Saturday walk with friends

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great trail.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nice little hike. It's most pretty along the lake. The trails are well-worn. If you're seeking solitude, go elsewhere. There's traffic in the air, on the nearby highway, and on the trail itself (many mountain bikers).

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

great easy place to get a touch of nature

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Nice, but spiderweb after spiderweb after spiderweb after spiderweb. And I go hiking everyday. I was more concerned about spiders than i was on the nice scenery.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

On a beautiful NC day (late summer) I took my favorite hiking buddy Nui (my fearless dog) and we set out to discover this hidden gem. I wanted to take the lake trail, but was distracted with the nature trail. Quickly, we backtracked, and found the trailhead beyond a grassy area by the parking lot. At first, the yellow flowers made it almost magical, but the trail changed, and we walked alongside (literally) a main road, with only a thin path and a rock dam. Eventually, we walked into the woods with multiple boardwalks walking behind buildings (MetLife). A little strange. A few grassy clearings, and over a piped creek (I think we missed a path), we ended up in the woods again. We found some great steps taking the path up to higher elevation (slight). After crossing a couple bridges, the path turned into asphalt, where a lovely overlook to the lake was constructed. This was about 3.5 miles in. The next area was actually closed (?) for construction, but I wasn't turning back. The next part was a path that allowed both hikers and bikers to share. We only came across two bikers. This part of the path was not as well marked as the rest, and I lost the path, resulting in just using the main road to return to my car. Overall, I enjoyed the loop and even though it was very noisy by the main roads, it was not a boring hike. I believe it was just over 6 miles. A good workout, especially for my hiking buddy-who is passed out in the back of the car as I write this!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Great for the littles!

Friday, July 29, 2016

I customized the trail to keep it under 5 miles and to avoid traffic on Aviation Parkway. I started at the first parking lot at the Crabtree Lake park and walked to the trailhead at Old Reedy Creek road and turned back. It is a good trail. A lot of cyclists use this trail. Quite some road noise while nearing the Old Ready Creek trailhead. Otherwise the lake views are great.

Friday, July 29, 2016

This is a short, easy and nice trail with a lot of tree cover. Access is from the first parking lot. I combine this with the Crabtree Lake trail for a good workout.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

It was short and easy.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Lake Crabtree Loop Trail in Morrisville, NC - not a trail I would hike again. Granted, it's March as I wrote this, but it's trashy and very loud due to highway traffic. About a mile of it you walk right next to the highway. Plus lots of people riding bikes and they scare the heck out of you when they ride up behind and don't yell "track." We walked it because it was close to home but won't do it again.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nice easy trail.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

nice easy trails, boat rentals, bike station located on trail in case you have to repair bike, trails wrap around lake for scene view.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

I love to do this trail on Saturday mornings. it's never very busy and my dog loves it.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My hike was Loops 1, 3, and 4, about 5 miles all together. Not a bad hike, part of the trail was along RT 40 but far enough off the road so that it was still kind of private, drivers would never know you were there. Not too much to look at as far as scenery, but I thought it was peaceful. I was surprised to see the bike jumps in the middle of the trail area, but thought that was pretty cool. Hopefully nobody gets seriously hurt because if you yell for help you're out of luck, not a lot of people using the trail when I was there. Overall it is a nice place to hike.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

These trails are fun to ride and they are pretty well maintained. I really liked the pump section and the jump section. Also, there are a lot of roots on these trails. However, they need more signage, unless you have ridden these trails many times, they are tough to navigate.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The photo for this trail is Crabtree Falls located at milepost 339 on the Blue Ridge Parkway just outside of Linville NC...not Virginia. My girlfriend and I hiked to this waterfall back on August 10th this year and the photo attached to this trail description is identical to the photo we took of the waterfall (complete with the downed tree on the left side of the photo). It's a strenuous hike on the way back but well worth it. Happy trails, everyone!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Great all around park with spaces for many activities. Excellent for families with kids. Great sunset over the water.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I hiked the loop around the lake but didn't care for it much. Seemed to have too much traffic noise even when not walking along the street. In addition to that there was 2 construction sites and business park that took away from the sense of being away from the city. Sewer smells were bad along several areas of the trail. Maybe 20+ sewer manholes along the trail.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

I hiked this loop but would probably not return. Too much road noise along the trail for me. Over 20 sewer manholes emitting sewer gas smells all along trail. Two construction sites on trail. Part of trail hugs a business park and busy street. Don't go here if you expect to find an escape from the city.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

I agree with Rob, as there were duplicates listed for Crabtree Falls - search on Crabtree Falls Trail. Have modified this trail entry to coincide with the six mile loop trail at Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, NC at Lake Crabtree County Park. Apologies to those who confused this with Crabtree Falls off the Blue Ridge Parkway (Robert) - you can reload your pics and trail reviews on the Crabtree Falls Trail - http://alltrails.com/trail/us/north-carolina/crabtree-falls-trail. Hope this helps! btw Lake Crabtree is an awesome place to explore, hang out, canoe, sail, hike, trail run, has lots of bike trails too. The six mile trail is relatively flat around the lake with some brief up and downs that will give you a nice workout. Crabtree Falls Trail off the Blue Ridge is on my list to hike soon.

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