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blueBlack Walnut Creek Trail

Trail

15.6 mile 25.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 149' 45 m
Descent: -385' -117 m
High: 401' 122 m
Low: 162' 49 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Rumsey

This mostly paved greenway connects Lake Johnson to the Neuse River Trail.

Kevin Rumsey

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Open from dawn to dusk.

Runner Notes

This trail is surprisingly serene considering proximity to NC State Campus, townhomes, and growing neighborhoods.

Description

This greenway is mostly paved and offers runners a great many options and various access points. It is an improved trail that can connect to other areas of the Capital Area Greenway trails. There is ample foilage, clear fields of vision, and occasional trail markers along most of its length.

Depending on the season, parts of the trail could be underwater, muddy, and slippery with fallen leaves. This section has three tunnels that go under major roads. Thankfully, two of the tunnels have a working lighting system and are clear of debris. However, the tunnel which goes under Lake Wheeler Road is dark, murky, and muddy. Do not run through this tunnel when it is dark.

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