Walnut Creek Trail


Walnut Creek Trail at Trailwood Drive

Creating connections

The Walnut Creek Greenway Trail at Trailwood Drive project extended the Walnut Creek Trail, from near its intersection with Avent Ferry Road, along an existing sewer easement that parallels Walnut Creek, to Trailwood Dr. With this project complete, users of the Walnut Creek Trail will no longer have to use the sidewalk along Avent Ferry Road to connect between Trailwood Drive and the Walnut Creek Trail’s intersection with Avent Ferry Road. Users of the Walnut Creek Trail can now utilize a continuous 10-foot-wide asphalt trail between these two points.

Project Details

Greenways and Trails
$1.12 million



Kris Nikfar

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources




This phase is complete.


AECOM designed a trail alignment that will connect the Walnut Creek Trail between Trailwood Drive and NC State University's Centennial Campus. This new trail connection will eliminate the need to utilize the sidewalk along Avent Ferry Road as the greenway connection. The new alignment is expected to follow along the existing sewer easement.

Map of Walnut Creek Trail project location

This map shows the project location between mile markers 12.5 and 13.


This project is complete. 


The Capital Area Greenway System was first adopted by City Council in 1976. This plan proposed a system of linear parks located primarily along rivers, streams, and creeks, and included the opportunity for an interconnected system of pedestrian trails across the region.

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