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 Raven Rock State Park or William B. Umstead State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Johnson Nature Park or Durant Nature Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 45 easy trails in Raleigh ranging from 0.6 to 30.7 miles and from 193 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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walking

forest

trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

wildlife

bird watching

nature trips

views

wild flowers

lake

river

road biking

mountain biking

stroller friendly

wheelchair friendly

fishing

partially paved

paved

paddle sports

camping

historic site

no dogs

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hiking
13 hours ago

Fantastic hike! Lots of beautiful scenery! Definitely moderate with the hills - almost always up or down. Loved my morning there - I’ll be back again!

mountain biking
16 hours ago

Enough topography for a good workout yet not technical enough for excitement. You could get your thrills out on the unmarked trails. It feels like bikes are a nuisance here the way everything is organized. Maybe cyclocross bike would do better here.

Beautiful. Paved path great for bikes.

mountain biking
2 days ago

This was a. Interesting park. The trail was short but there were lots of hills. I manage to get 5 miles in by looping the trail s few times.

on Company Mill Loop

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Not terrible for a slow hike. Do not expect to run this trail. Snakes. Snakes. Snakes

mountain biking
4 days ago

Raleigh has the most beautiful trails. Right in the heart of a suburban community, this trail offers it all. Wide easy paths, great nature scenery and wild life to observer. The only drawback was that a lot of hikers were in the path causing me to slow down a lot on my bike.

This is definitely a hiking trail. There are several bridges that have steps ascending and descending. The path is very narrow at certain points and it doesn’t loop. It’s an out and back trail. However, there were not too many hills and you can easily forget you’re still in the suburbs with houses on either side of you. The trail follows the creak, there are some beautify rock formations and other views that are simply breathtaking.

mountain biking
5 days ago

I have been back into biking for about 2 months, and I came to realize that my bike is not meant for the really rough off road trails. So, until I am able to get a better bike, my plan is to ride all of the Greenways around wake county. Today I rode the Shelly lake greenway, and a part of the trail that connects the northern tip of this trail up towards 6 forks road. Round trip it was about 5 miles and a very beautiful ride. There were other bikers and hikers on the path, but it was easy to pass when needed. This trail is great for beginners or casual riders.

hiking
6 days ago

The trail by the lake was an easy 1-mile walk for me and my 3-year-old son. Would have been a great trail to bring his bike because it was flat and padded dirt. If you're looking for a more strenuous hike, this is not the spot, but it's a great place to spend time outdoors and connect with nature. We saw lots of wildlife! There was a separate trail (high back trail) that went up more in the woods, which looked like a great trail to explore next time! Beautiful park, definitely a Wake County gem!

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
7 days ago

This veers off of Loblolly a bit with no visual indicator, so you’ll need to check your phone from time to time. If you veer off the trail, it’s easy enough to get back on but some of the trail was blocked by fallen trees.

hiking
blowdown
snow
8 days ago

hiking
blowdown
snow
8 days ago

hiking
off trail
over grown
washed out
8 days ago

Starts off nice near the university but gets sketchy quick once you enter some lower income areas of south Raleigh. Not ideal for stopping in certain areas (some residential) in fear of getting mugged. But the trail is nice, just wouldn’t recommend it for families taking a Sunday walk.

very nice areas to swim towards the end or picnic. I like that the trail is wide and shaded.

Map a little hard to follow. Beautiful trails. Nice and shady!

Nice trail, cool features, and one bad snapping turtle (that I noticed). Staff very polite.

hiking
11 days ago

Was a good hike. It had just rained the day before so everything was quiet in the woods, except the jet planes taking off every few minutes. Had a picnic down at the lake and enjoyed my hike. Was a little crowded for a weekday but it is Raleigh. Still very nice and clean trail.

road biking
13 days ago

You still, as of Aug 2019, cannot ride the full length of this trail from the mall to Anderson Point which connects you to the Neuse trail. There are multiple prolonged closures some which do not have detours at all. Repairs are constantly delayed. Mile markers 8 to 9, 9 to 10, are closed because of large scale sewer construction. You cannot hop a fence there as there is no trail at the moment. It is also closed in 3 more locations (12.5, 7, 5-7). These are multi-year closures. Raleigh is well funded to fix these things but seems to be mired in red tape and not enough people voicing concern. I use it as a daily commuter line but most people can’t because of the closures. Bring a skateboard to ride the hidden skatepark near the mall.

Beautiful trails.

road biking
14 days ago

Great trail but could use a few more benches along the way.

hiking
14 days ago

Trail was fine for my 82 yr old husband and our 2 15 year old toy poodles. It had been raining but the trail wasn't muddy or slippery. Well marked. Perfect length for a quick jaunt. As with any trail, watch for exposed roots and stones that can roll under your feet.

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