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The Capital Area Greenway System is a network of public open spaces and recreational trails for walking, hiking, biking, nature study, and more. Explore the trails that connect many of Raleigh's parks and complement their recreational opportunities!


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We're updating the Capital Area Greenway Master Plan! Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved and give your input. 

See project details and schedule here.


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The Raleigh Parks greenway map shows existing and nearer term planned (less than 5 years) trails, parking areas with trail access, as well as select City facilities.

Download the current Raleigh Greenway Map Here

This map is available at no cost and is available at community centers, our administrative office, located on the sixth floor of the Raleigh Municipal Building, by email or by calling 919-996-3285.

Closures and Alerts

Attention Please

View Greenway Closures, Detours, and Alerts here.

Help us keep the greenways safe and in good condition! If you see something needing repair or maintenance, please contact the greenway maintenance staff at 919-996-4115 or by email or report it on SeeClickFix.


The Capital Area Greenway system has over 100 miles of trails to explore. There are 28 trails that comprise the greenway system, each with its unique features, destinations, and character.

Trail Name Mileage Distance
Abbotts Creek 2.9 Follows Abbotts Creek from the Neuse River Trail to Simms Branch Trail near the intersection of Durant Rd and Cub Trl.
Baileywick 0.6 Connects from Strickland Rd to Baileywick Rd by passing through Baileywick Park.
Beaver Dam 0.8 A natural surface trail located adjacent to Beaver Dam Creek between Wade Ave and Devonshire Dr that passes through Windemere Beaver Dam Park.
Birch Ridge Connector 0.3 A wide sidewalk that connects Poole Rd to the Walnut Creek Athletic Complex (Walnut Creek North Park).
Centennial Bikeway Connector 2.3 A multi-purpose path adjacent to Centennial Pkwy on the NC State University Centennial Campus and on the south side of Western Blvd.
Crabtree Creek 14.6 Follows Crabtree Creek northwest from the Neuse River Trail beginning at Anderson Point Park to Lindsay Dr.
East Fork
Mine Creek
2.5 Follows East Fork Mine Creek upstream from the confluence of Mine Creek to the north side of Strickland Rd.
Edwards Mill Connector 1.3 A multi-purpose path along Edwards Mill Rd from Trinity Rd to Reedy Creek Rd.
Gardner Street 0.7 A natural surface trail that connects Jaycee Park to Isabella Cannon Park.
Hare Snipe Creek 2.3 Follows Hare Snipe Creek from Wooten Meadow Park to Lake Lynn Park.
Honeycutt Creek 3.8 Follows Honeycutt Creek from Raven Ridge Rd to Strickland Rd. The trail section from Raven Ridge Rd to Durant Rd is unpaved and limited to foot traffic only. Also, be aware that seasonal bow hunting occurs on this property. Orange vests will be provided for use during these times.   
House Creek 2.8 Follows House Creek along the I-440 beltline between the Crabtree Creek Trail at Crabtree Valley Mall and Reedy Creek Trail at Wade Ave.
Lake Johnson East Loop 2.8 A loop trail around the east side of Lake Johnson.
Lake Johnson West Loop 2.1 A loop trail around the west side of Lake Johnson.
Lake Lynn Loop 1.9 A loop trail around Lake Lynn.
Little Rock 1.6 Follows Little Rock Creek from the Walnut Creek Wetland Park to downtown.
Marsh Creek 0.3 Follows Marsh Creek through Brentwood Park between Glenraven Dr and Ingram Dr.
Martin Street Connector 0.4 A sidewalk connection between Little Rock Trail at Chavis Way to downtown.
Mine Creek 4.1 Follows Mine Creek north from the confluence with Crabtree Creek to Sawmill Rd.
Neuse River 27.5 Follows the Neuse River south from Falls Lake Dam to Wake/Johnston County Line.
Reedy Creek 5.0 Follows Reedy Creek Rd from Umstead State Park to the North Carolina Museum of Art and Meredith College Campus.
Richland Creek 3.1 Follows Richland Creek from the PNC Arena through Schenck Forest to Umstead State Park.
Rocky Branch 3.8 Follows Rocky Branch from the intersection with Walnut Creek Trail to Reedy Creek Trail on the campus of Meredith College.
Shelley Lake Loop 2.1 A loop trail around Shelley Lake.
Simms Branch 1.7 Follows Simms Branch from the intersection with Abbotts Creek Trail on Cub Trl to Durant Nature Preserve.
Snelling Branch 0.8 Follows Snelling Branch from Mine Creek Trail at Shelley Lake to Optimist Park.
Spring Forest 0.4 A multi-purpose path adjacent to Triangle Town Blvd from Old Wake Forest Rd to Sumner Blvd.
Wakefield 1.4 Follows the power line from Falls of Neuse Rd to Dunard St. Trail is unpaved from London Bell Dr to Dunard St.
Walnut Creek 15.6 Follows Walnut Creek northwest through southeast Raleigh from the Neuse River Trail to Lake Johnson


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The Capital Area Greenway System is served by over 4,000 parking spaces located in lots and on-street across the City.

When walking or biking isn't an option to reach the greenway, use our parking locations listed here.

Safety and Rules

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To enjoy Raleigh greenways safely, we recommend you follow the rules and safety etiquette. 

Learn More about Greenway Rules and Safety Here

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Raleigh Greenspace App

Raleigh Greenspace, a CityCamp 2012 winner, is an interactive map of greenway trails with additional features such as weather reports, the ability to submit maintenance requests via SeeClickFix, and the ability to track time and distance traveled.

The application is not a product of the City of Raleigh. It was created by the Raleigh Greenspace team and was built using Open Raleigh GIS Data. The free application is available for mobile devices running the Android and iOS operating systems. 



To report a Greenway maintenance issue: 919-996-4115, Email

Greenway Planning and Greenway Map Requests: 919-996-3285, Email

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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Greenways BikeRaleigh