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Best trails in Wilmington

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Looking for a great trail near Wilmington, North Carolina? AllTrails has 9 great trail running trails, walking trails, kid friendly 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 Carolina Beach State Park or Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Abbey Nature Preserve or Brunswick Nature Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Wilmington ranging from 0.7 to 15 miles and from 9 to 62 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 Wilmington
Top trails (9)
#1 - Halyburton Park Loop
Halyburton Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
Halyburton Park Loop is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#2 - Greenfield Lake Park Trail
Greenfield Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Greenfield Lake Park Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#3 - Smith Creek Loop
Smith Creek Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 55 m
Smith Creek Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#4 - Long Leaf Park Loop
Long Leaf Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Long Leaf Park Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#5 - Pages Creek Trail
Pages Creek Park Preserve
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 23 m
This nature preserve offers a one mile trail for walking, hiking, running, and biking. A kayak launch will soon be available in the future. About half of the trail is along a creek and marsh with plShow more
#6 - Gary Shell Cross City Trail
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
These multi-use trail runs through Wilmington and has multiple starting points along the way: Halyburton Park, Empie Park, and McCrary Park. This route starts at James EL Wade Park.Show more
#7 - Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve
Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
The Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve is an approximately 10-acre natural area in the center of the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus. It has about 1 mile of easy trails throughout and offShow more
#8 - Ogden Park Loop
Ogden Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
Ogden Park Loop is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trailShow more
#9 - Veterans Park Loop
Veteran's Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Veterans Park Loop is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Wilmington, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail runninShow more