Explore the most popular road 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.

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

Great trail to clear the mind!

on Shelley Lake Trail

17 days ago

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

hiking
18 days 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.

the paved part is right behind my house. walk parts of it everyday with the dog. the water is gross though. Dog stunk after swimming in it.

hiking
29 days 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

hiking
1 month ago

I brought my dog here and it was a super easy walk but allowed her to get plenty of exercise! It would also be a great place to go running!

hiking
2 months ago

It’s just too cool to wander this place.

Hill Training!

the first half was basically a road. it was very quiet for being so close to Raleigh. my kids (13, 10, 5, & 3) rocked it! the last mile was mostly uphill.

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.

I cycle here and I really enjoy it. it's nice to not worry about traffic.

walking
5 months ago

Nice walk, only did the Centennial Greenway portion. Well marked, however it is best to park at the farmers market and access it from there.

This trail feels more like a walk in the park than a hike. This trail does have a lot more natural terrain than the other loop. There are some nice views of the little lake. Not much incline or challenging areas, but a great place to escape for a little bit that's close to Downtown Raleigh.

Good walking trail mostly paved, lots of interesting things to see.

This a place that has expanded significantly in the last decade. While it is an easy paved walk predominantly, it is the most interesting & charming city trail in Raleigh.

Convenient walking/exercise for quick access, but usually busy, sidewalk sidewalk experience in the woods.

6 months ago

Its a good walk but not the nicest of views

Super easy 3 mile loop. Love taking my pup out here for a great morning of exercise!

This trail is perfect for walking, running, bike riding, and dog walking. The only parts I don't like are where the greenway meets a road and there's so much broken glass and trash. Otherwise, it's beautiful.

8 months ago

Great hike with my wife last weekend. Easy and well marked. We really enjoyed it.

This is a nice scenic walk. Perfect if you want to get in a quick walk or run. Great for dogs and strollers. The last sculptures are fun to look at but am surprised that the grounds aren't better maintained. Maybe that's do to the time of year?

Would be ideal for post brunch or after dinner date walk.

A great place for a quick nature walk and/or picnic in the park while observing the local artwork.

on Lake Lynn Trail

8 months ago

Wonderful morning hike here last weekend. Early in the morning it is beautiful with only a few people, but later in the day it is very popular. Easy hike for all experience levels.

Paved roads that skirt the edge of the lake most of the way around. It's an easy walk (minus a half mile section of intense hills) that can be completed in about an hour. I love walking here with friends as a way to just get outside, and I also love taking the solo run around the trail, too. Great getaway in Raleigh.

trail running
10 months ago

Great trails for running, on and off road. Always a friendly environment and great views.

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