Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Cary area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Cary, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina map area

Cary, North Carolina

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American Tobacco Trail

Beaver Creek Greenway

Bishops Gate Greenway

Black Creek Greenway

Center Green Greenway

Hinshaw Greenway

Indian Creek Greenway

Kildaire Farm Greenway

Lake Pine Trail

Macedonia Lake Loop Trail

Morris Branch Greenway

Nancy Branch Greenway

Oxford Hunt Greenway

Park Village

Pirates' Cove Greenway

Research Triangle Park Trail

White Oak Greenway

Shiloh Greenway

Southbridge Greenway

Speight Branch Greenway

Stone Creek Greenway

Swift Creek Greenway

Symphony Lake Greenway

Thomas Brooks Park Greenway

Weldon Ridge Greenway

White Oak Greenway




Cary is located in Wake and Chatham Counties to the west of Raleigh and the southeast of Durham in Central North Carolina. Other communities in the area include Morrisville, Carpenter and Apex.

This area has a large network of recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking that connect neighborhoods with schools and local parks. There are numerous greenway trails that travel through the natural areas alongside the many creeks and rivers in this area. There are also multi-use paths that follow alongside many of the major roadways.

American Tobacco Trail

The American Tobacco Trail is  22.6-mile long paved and compacted screened stone pathway that runs from Downtown Durham to the outskirts of Apex in Central North Carolina. The trail was constructed along the abandoned railroad corridor known as the New Hope Valley Railroad. The route of the trail is located to the west of the Cary area and includes the urban area of Downtown Durham, the residential suburbs and the beautiful hardwood forests of the North Carolina countryside. The trail was constructed and is maintained by the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy.

Read more about the American Tobacco Trail

Black Creek Greenway

The Black Creek Greenway is a 7-mile long paved pathway that is located on the northwest side of Cary. The path spans between Lake Crabtree, next to Interstate 40, and Bond Lake and travels through the natural areas alongside Black Creek. The trail has numerous access paths that head into the residential neighborhoods. The south end of the Black Creek Trail connect to the White Oak Greenway and the path around Bond Lake.

White Oak Greenway

The White Oak Greenway is a set of two separate paved trails that comprise 4.5-miles of paved pathway located on the west side of Cary. The trail spans between Green Level Church Road and Bond Lake with a gap between Davis Drive and MacArthur Drive. The route includes the natural areas alongside the creek with thick hardwood forests and wetland areas. the trail goes past White Oak Park, Davis Drive Middle School, Gary Family YMCA and Bond Lake. The eastern end of the trail connects to the trail around Bond Lake and the Black Creek Greenway.

Research Triangle Park Trails

There are several miles of paved recreational trails within the Research Park area of Genlee to the northwest of Cary. These trails follow alongside the roadways or wrap around lakes. This area has large office complexes and the trails make a great place for a lunchtime stroll.

Beaver Creek Greenway

The Beaver Creek Greenway is a 1.8-mile long paved pathway located in the community of Apex. The trail spans between Kelly Road to just west of Apex Parkway.

Shiloh Greenway and Indian Creek Greenway

The Shiloh Creek Greenway and Indian Creek Greenway combine to form a 2.5-mile long paved pathway located to the southeast of Highway 540 on the north side of Cary. The trail goes past Church Street Park and Cedar Fork Ball Fields Park.

Lake Pine Trail

The Lake Pine Trail is a 2-mile long paved pathway that wraps around Lake Pine located to the north of Highway 64 in Apex.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Cary, North Carolina

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in North Carolina

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of North Carlolina.