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

Easy walk, good for strollers, bicycle ride, running. Modern Art work and lawn to relax.

Love this place. Easy trail with beautiful views

trail running
15 days ago

It's a good running trail.I really enjoy it

on Crabtree Creek

30 days ago

Beautiful fall morning walk on an asphalt trail. We did about 5 miles from the beginning to Crabtree Valley Mall. Great for biking, walking, running.

I liked this trail. We chose it because it was baby stroller friendly for my grandson. However, I would rate it easy to moderate because although it’s paved, there were many steep inclines. So if you’re not used to inclines, don’t do the whole loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with good signage .

Not much to look at. Cyclists all over the trail.

trail running
2 months ago

I ride this trail regularly. it's busy on the weekends near the dam, but a great trail.
Bridges are well maintained, and the trail clean.

walking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Lovely wooded paved trail .. beautiful loop around a lake .. nice place for a picnic date ... it connects either Raleigh greenway

Meh. The loop part is around the old landfill - not much to look at. Blistering hot on a sunny day with no mature trees to shade the path. The greenway part is nice but not very interesting.

Wonderful trails with so much to see both man-made and natural. Fun to explore. Always clean and well taken care of. Beautiful area.

road biking
4 months ago

Fantastic trail to ride. From Falls lake in north raleigh to Riverwood in Clayton (and eventually further). Can't wait for the continuation. I have ridden the full length and it has many variations, spots great for the family or weekend rider all the way to challenging hills for the serious rider. It also connects to several other popular trails. Careful of some bridges as they are beginning to show some age. As I write this, they are about to start repairs on one of the bigger bridges between Buffalo park and Anderson pointe. No detour, so plan accordingly. Otherwise, enjoy. It's definitely my favorite trail in the triangle.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail, well maitained. More rest areas with bathrooms would be great.

One of my favorite places to walk. The new NCMA Park is beautifully designed and welcoming. Plenty of paths/trails to walk on even when it’s busy. And you get to look at art for free! Only issue right now is that there are no restrooms outside, so when the museum is closed there are no restrooms in the park. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Good trail to walk for exercise. Not a hiking trail per-se as it is paved more like a park trail, but great for walking and running. The back part of the trail near I-440 gets intense with some pretty big hills so be prepared. Great views of the lake and woods.

Puppy was scared of the bridge, but what a great view!

5 months ago

Best sunsets in Raleigh! This is a fun jog/hike that doesn’t take much time at all. Weekends are always more heavily trafficked but that just means more dogs to pet.

Everything you could want. Awesome art indoors and out and trails! Loved this place.

Great trail to clear the mind!

on Shelley Lake Trail

6 months ago

Great trail for all level of hiker. Lots of people but beautiful. There is even an active eagles nest.

hiking
6 months ago

Walked this trail with my family. What an amazing place. The art is beautiful and the trails are very easy. Would suggest this place for anybody with a love of art or nature.

hiking
6 months ago

Love this trail! It’s so close to our house and my step son just loves to ride his scooter around the lake. It’s a high traffic walk but everyone is very friendly. Great for bikes, fishing, walking, having a picnic

Loveee this trail! You see so many cool things along the way! Worth it and quite a work out!

It’s just too cool to wander this place.

Hill Training!

Energetic and peaceful

Good trail but very busy. It's nice and wide but wheelchairs may have difficulty with the second half as it's very steep. Elevation increase may only be 242ft but it does it up and down two or three times.

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