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Best trails in Raleigh

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Looking for a great trail near Raleigh, North Carolina? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around William B. Umstead State Park or Raven Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Duke Forest Korstian Division or Harris Lake County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 46 easy trails in Raleigh ranging from 0.6 to 30.8 miles and from 209 to 469 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Raleigh
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#1 - Company Mill Loop
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Peace within the city, exciting iron bridge, historic dam ruins The Company Mill Trail can be surprisingly tranquil for it proximity to the capitol city. Approximately 25 minutes into the hike CrabtShow more
#2 - Loblolly Trail
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Loblolly Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#3 - Lake Johnson East Loop Trail
Lake Johnson Nature Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Lake Johnson trail is an easy 5.4 mile loop of paved greenway and unpaved hiking trail that circles Lake Johnson and offers multiple recreational activities in Raleigh, NC. The Lake Johnson trail incShow more
#4 - Neuse River Trail
Anderson Point Park
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Length: 27.2 mi • Est. 11 h 20 m
Easy walk, paved, cyclists, fairly close to neighborhoods, The trail spans 6.5 miles between Falls Dam and the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh. The trail starts near the old bridge and ends at the complShow more
#5 - Lake Lynn Trail
Lake Lynn Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Please note: As of 18 February 2020, part of the trail is CLOSED, as the bridge is out due to a recent storm. Please refer to the park page for updates. Lake Lynn is a man-made lake in North Raleigh Show more
#6 - North Carolina Museum of Art Park
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h
Various paved and unpaved trails that loop around and through art and nature exhibits. The Southern paved portion is the Reedy Creek Trail which connects to the House Creek Greenway Trail and is knowShow more
#7 - Shelley Lake Trail
Shelley Sertoma Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 57 m
Shelley Lake Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#8 - Reedy Creek and Loblolly Trail
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Reedy Creek and Loblolly Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#9 - Company Mill Trail to Reedy Creek Trail Loop
William B. Umstead State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Company Mill Trail to Reedy Creek Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#10 - Yates Mill Pond Trail
Yates Mill County Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
The Yates Mill County Park Millpond Trail is an easy 1.0 mile loop that goes clockwise past the AE Finley Center to the Historic Mill along a crushed gravel path, then continues past the mill across tShow more
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