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The Best Hiking Trails in Raleigh

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD STATE PARK TRAIL

8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617

Since 1937

Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Events and Programs, Centennial, Passport Program, Camping, Trails, Fishing, Boating and Paddling, Swimming, Picnicking, Rock Climbing, Nature & Parks

It covers 5,599 acres (22.66 km2) - Handicap-accessible trails available - Part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile long system of trails connecting Maine to Florida, runs through the park

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Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

LAKE JOHNSON PARK TRAIL

4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

Since 1952

Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Mountain, Biking Trails, Nature Trips, Running, Walking, Forest Lake & Wildlife

3 miles of paved greenway trails and 2 miles of unpaved trails - Eastside is 2.8 miles of paved trail - Westside is 1.5 miles of unpaved trail - Biking is allowed only on the paved greenway and the woodchip trail leading to the boardwalk

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Mon - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

SHELLEY LAKE PARK TRAIL

1400 West Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

Since 1972

Kid Friendly, Birding Trails, Hiking Trails, Nature Trips, Road, Biking, Trail, Running, Walking, Forest, Lake, River, Wild Flowers & Wildlife

2 miles of wooded trails with work-out stations along a scenic lake, plus open fields & a playground - 144.8 Acre Area - Great spot to walk your dog or go for a run with a friend

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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm