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Old 06-13-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I'm specifically looking for unpaved trails or those that are only partially paved.

Is there somewhere I can find this information (and where entrances/exits are and whether there is public parking nearby) or could you share your favorite trails to walk/run/hike.

Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Town of Cary Greenways

That page offers a huge map of biking trails, too.

Town of Apex Parks and Greenways


American Tobacco Trail

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Town of Cary Greenways

That page offers a huge map of biking trails, too.

Town of Apex Parks and Greenways


American Tobacco Trail

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I believe that all of the Cary and Apex greenways are paved, Mike.

The ATT, to my knowledge, is unpaved, but straight and would be rather boring for walking.

OP, you may do better walking in county, city, and state parks. Most have unpaved trails.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I believe that all of the Cary and Apex greenways are paved, Mike.

The ATT, to my knowledge, is unpaved, but straight and would be rather boring for walking.

OP, you may do better walking in county, city, and state parks. Most have unpaved trails.
Not all Cary greenways are paved all the way, but, yes, it is going that way.

Maybe Umstead Park
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: William B. Umstead State Park - Maps and Directions

Or Harris Lake County Park:
WakeGOV.com - Harris Lake County Park

I'm not sure if Lake Crabtree Park is only paved.
Link for Wake County Parks:
WakeGOV.com - Parks, Recreation and Open Space
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Umstead is a good bet. Plenty of wide, unpaved trails.

There are also some great, unpaved trails out at Lake Crabtree. Both hiking and mountain biking.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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A good portion of the trail around Bond Lake, at Bond Park in Cary, is unpaved.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Umstead, definitely. It also has hills.. which can be hard to find around here! :-)
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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If you are at Holly Springs Road and Penny, go to the bottom of the hill on Holly Springs. Next to the sewer plant at the bottom of the hill is a very small unique park.

Also Yeats Mill corner of Penny and Lake Wheeler have some very long trails once you cross over the fishing bridge.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Also Yeats Mill corner of Penny and Lake Wheeler have some very long trails once you cross over the fishing bridge.
Yes. . . . Yeats Mill, where the poet William Butler Yeats penned the collection "The Wild Swans at Cary".

Unfortunately, the trail on the other side of the 2nd bridge is closed, indefinitely. The loop trail which crosses the stream near the mill was also closed, but it may finally be open this week.

I don't know what your definition of "long" is, but the trail is only about 1 1/4 miles long.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't know if you're looking for a long hike, or a leisurely stroll through the forest.

Harris Lake is a good one, just outside Holly Springs.

Bass Lake has a one mile trail around the lake.

If you're looking for a quick trip in the shade, you can walk down behind the Methodist Church in Holly Springs, there is a trail to the celebrated Holly Springs springs.

There is a greenway that is partially paved (I believe) at Jones Park.

Parks & Facilities, Holly Springs, NC (http://www.hollyspringsnc.us/dept/park/parks.htm - broken link)
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