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Explore the best rated trails in Wake Forest, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Riverwalk Greenway and Carolina North Greenway. With more than 66 trails covering 243 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Very nice ride

May, 2023 by ericday

I have both biked and walked sections. Very interesting historical markers along the trail. Good surface

Tobacco Heritage Trail

good trail

May, 2023 by aldo_desalvo

Lots of bathrooms and benches. First part in lawrenceville is probably not used much. Started to see more people near the caboose in lacross There was a down tree that was hard to get through. Abruptly ends at the south hill border. Paved for about 5 miles. A 36 mile round trip.

Abbotts Creek Trail

Decent Trail

February, 2023 by rjacob3783

Nice trail, mostly uphill from the Neuse.

Accordion

Tar River Trail

I live in Rocky Mount and so many locals don't realize this trail connects many of the parks in the city. It is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. They have added off path bike trails as well as a Frisbee golf course in Battle Park.

February, 2023 by lefrancis11

I live in Rocky Mount and so many locals don't realize this trail connects many of the parks in the city. It is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. They have added off path bike trails as well as a Frisbee golf course in Battle Park.

Sam's Branch Greenway

Nice trail but closed midway due to construction.

February, 2023 by nick.campasano

Very nice trail, however, you cannot currently get to the river walk trail as there is construction which has closed the trail about three quarters of the way there.

Black Creek Greenway

Detours and upgrades

January, 2023 by jchris850

Town of Cary is relocating this greenway north of Dynasty Drive to eliminate a streetside stretch. When I walked it in December, there was a longer streetside detour following Dynasty in the opposite direction, then returning via Cary Parkway to the trailhead on that street. There is also ongoing sewer reconstruction that may require streetside detours between Dynasty and Lake Crabtree.

Ellerbee Creek Trail

Easy Running

December, 2022 by cqqkqjdppv

Easy, flat trail for enjoyable run or endurance training. Start at Rock Quarry Park on Stadium Drive and run to Trinity Avenue and back for a solid 5 miles. Enjoy.

American Tobacco Trail

love this trail

December, 2022 by jk5g8g7vj6

Nice distance and great surface. Located in the middle of everything. You can ride and enjoy the city all in one day.

Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

nice ride

December, 2022 by jk5g8g7vj6

Flat and easy ride with only a couple road crossings. A go to trail when I just want to petal.

Neuse River Trail

This trail is open!

November, 2022 by luv2biketoo

This trail is beautiful and clearly marked follows The Neuse river┬┐┬┐

Riverwalk Greenway

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

November, 2022 by dannylong_tl

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

Fan Branch Trail

Over all, well kept and tidy trail.Only concerns were the wooden incline bridge needs a few planks replaced because of decay. Also no curb along trail at highway underpass. Other than that easy going for power wheelchairs.

October, 2022 by dannylong_tl

Over all, well kept and tidy trail.Only concerns were the wooden incline bridge needs a few planks replaced because of decay. Also no curb along trail at highway underpass. Other than that easy going for power wheelchairs.

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