Raleigh, North Carolina is blessed with an abundance of parks, lakes, & greenways (over 150 in Raleigh alone - of which 115 are considered parks). If you are planning a trip to Raleigh please consider staying at the Marriott Renaissance at the North Hills shopping mall off 440 and Six Forks road. It's a great hotel with an even better location, in the heart of the North Hills premier shopping area/outdoor mall (REI is in the same mall, where you can find great biking accessories).
The following trails are conveniently located in the Raleigh area.
The American Tobacco Trail is a recreational rail-trail open to bicyclists, walkers, runners and dog walkers. This rail-trail project will span 22+ miles, from rural New Hill in western Wake County, through northeast Chatham County, to downtown Durham, near the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Trail Difficulty - Beginner
For maps and location start-points click the button below!
The Beaver Dame Trails include three loops: a 2.6-mile outer loop, a 1.6-mile inner loop, a 2.4-mile west loop and more advanced 6-mile loop called South Loop.
Trail Difficulty – Beginner/Intermediate
A great biking site that has maps of the Beaver Dam trail as well as others in the Falls Lake area can be found in the link below.
Similar to the Raleigh Greenway, Chapel Hill offers a network of maintained trails around 18 miles in length. The trails are a mix of both paved and unpaved paths and interconnect around numerous parks, residential areas, and shopping centers in the area.
Difficulty - Beginner
For more info regarding the Chapel Hill Greenway Trail system, visit the site in the link below.
Little River is a 7 mile single track trail
Trail Difficulty - Intermediate
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New Light Trail is approximately 10 miles of tight, twisty singletrack with some steep climbs. Four different loops that begin off doubletrack that runs through the area. This trail is open on Sunday only during hunting season.
Trail Difficulty - All skills levels
For more info concerning the New Lights Trail, click the link in the button below.
This 3 mile, looped, single-track trail is considered a fairly easy ride, but experienced riders can catch some serious speeds as well. Some roots and rocks, but overall a pretty smooth ride.
8522 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615, United States