bridge across Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Greenway Trail

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The Walnut Creek Trail follows Walnut Creek across southern Raleigh, extending over 15 miles from Lake Johnson Park to the Neuse River Trail.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk daily.

Walnut Creek Trail Bond Project




Walnut Creek Wetland Park/ Trailhead
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC 27610




  • Provides connections with the Centennial Bikeway Connector, Rocky Branch Trail, Little Rock Trail, and the Neuse River Trail
  • Provides a range of landscapes and environments to experience, from natural to urban to residential
  • Eastern section designated part of East Coast Greenway trail (a long-distance nationwide trail winding from Canada and Key West, linking major cities of the eastern seaboard)

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Worthdale Park to Walnut Creek Wetland Park


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Walnut Creek Wetland Park to Centennial Campus

  • Follows Wilmington Street north, crossing at a pedestrian crossing and following Rocky Branch to Fayetteville Street south to Eliza Pool Park
  • Connections: Eliza Pool Park, Farmer’s Market at Centennial Bikeway Connector, NC State Centennial Campus, and Lake Raleigh


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Centennial Campus to Lake Johnson

  • Follows Avent Ferry Road (sidewalk) and Trailwood Drive (partial sidewalk) and resumes on asphalt trail along Walnut Creek
  • Connects to Lake Johnson loop and connects to the Lake Johnson waterfront


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