Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails

1. Black Creek Greenway

8.9
102 Chamness Dr, Cary, NC
Hiking Trail · 7 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: Goes all the way to Lake Crabtree and also can be followed into Umstead!

Cary Greenway (Lake Crabtree Trailhead) is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

2. Cary Greenway (Lake Crabtree Trailhead)

7.8
Old Reedy Creek Rd., Cary, NC
Hiking Trail · 4 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: 2nd creek bridge after you pass under the Cary Parkway is 1/2 5K from Old Reedy Creek Rd Greenway entrance.

Black Creek Greenway is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

3. Black Creek Greenway

8.9
102 Chamness Dr, Cary, NC
Hiking Trail · 7 tips and reviews
Lake Crabtree Lake Trail (Weston Parkway Bridge Entrance) is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

4. Lake Crabtree Lake Trail (Weston Parkway Bridge Entrance)

Black Creek Greenway, Cary, NC
Hiking Trail · 1 tip

TamaraTamara: Not the best trail to run; some good spots for running. Good hike though.

Apex Community Park is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

5. Apex Community Park

8.4
2200 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC
Park · 4 tips and reviews
Reedy Creek Pedestrian Bridge is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

6. Reedy Creek Pedestrian Bridge

Interstate 440, Raleigh, NC
Bridge · 1 tip
Hinshaw Greenway Pedestrian Bridge is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

7. Hinshaw Greenway Pedestrian Bridge

Hinshaw Greenway (at US-1/US-64), Cary, NC
Bridge · No tips or reviews
Lower Haw River State Natural Area Trail is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

8. Lower Haw River State Natural Area Trail

Bynum Rd, Pittsboro, NC
Nature Preserve · 4 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: Trail head is hard to find. Park in parking area near bridge. Walk by public utilities building to other old parking area and follow up towards houses. Gravel road with turtle sign leads to trailhead.

William B. Umstead State Park is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

9. William B. Umstead State Park

8.8
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC
State or Provincial Park · 31 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: Great hiking and biking trails!

Lake Lynn Trail is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

10. Lake Lynn Trail

9.2
3100 Lynn Rd (at Leesville Rd), Raleigh, NC
Hiking Trail · 21 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: Great place for a run on a beautiful day. Good 2 mile trail!

Lake Crabtree County Park is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

11. Lake Crabtree County Park

8.4
1400 Aviation Pkwy (at Gateway Centre Blvd), Morrisville, NC
Park · 24 tips and reviews

12. Fred G. Bond Metro Park

9.1
801 High House Rd (at SW Cary Pkwy), Cary, NC
Park · 21 tips and reviews
RDU Observation Park is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

13. RDU Observation Park

7.4
W International Dr (at N Ramp Dr), Raleigh, NC
Park · 15 tips and reviews
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

14. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

8.6
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd (Penny Rd., Tryon Rd.), Cary, NC
Nature Preserve · 11 tips and reviews
American Tobacco Trail - Northern Trailhead Access is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

15. American Tobacco Trail - Northern Trailhead Access

7.3
Morehead Ave (at Blackwell St), Durham, NC
Hiking Trail · 1 tip
Lake Johnson is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

16. Lake Johnson

4601 Avent Ferry Rd (at Lake Dam Rd), Raleigh, NC
Lake · 24 tips and reviews

TamaraTamara: The hills here are killer! Talk about conditioning your legs! A great 3.25 mile run/walk with a couple good scenic overlooks! Parking is a pain on crowded beautiful days.

B. Everett Jordan Lake is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

17. B. Everett Jordan Lake

US Hwy 64 (at NC Hwy 751), Apex, NC
Lake · 9 tips and reviews
Falls Lake is one of Must-Visit Hiking/Running Trails.

18. Falls Lake

1905 Wentz Dr, Durham, NC
Lake · 10 tips and reviews