• Umstead Park: A peaceful hub of various trails stretches for miles and miles, located between Cary, Raleigh, and Durham. This park has huge systems of technical single-track trails interwoven with even more miles of wide bridal trails, all of which are teeming with leg shattering hills. 
  • Lake Johnson: Located in Raleigh off Avent Ferry Rd., this small lake has 3.5 miles of paved greenway trails and 1.9 miles of unpaved trails. It is easy to find shade among these trails that are well covered by the forest that trails weave through as it circles the lake. 
  • American Tobacco Trail: 22+ miles of multi-use trails transformed from an old railroad track into these many miles of both paved and natural surface trails. These trails are great for walking, running, biking, and horseback riding.
  • Capital Area Greenway (Download Map): 100+ miles of a mostly paved greenway will most likely ensure that you will never get bored of exploring these trails. 
  • Uwharrie National Forrest: Around an hour outside of Raleigh, Uwharrie National Forrest is around 51,000 acres of explorable forest. There is an abundance of different types of trails weaving through this vastly expansive forest.  
  • Neuse River Trail: A 10ft wide asphalt path extending for around 28 miles of scenic treelined trails. The trail has several river crossing spots with a great view of the wetland beneath it.