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Black Creek Greenway

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 431' 131 m
Descent: -381' -116 m
High: 466' 142 m
Low: 274' 84 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Rumsey

Another nature-filled trail of the Cary Trail System.

Kevin Rumsey

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Open from dawn to dusk.

Description

Runners will enjoy wonderful views of Black Creek along this trail. This paved path is a true greenway that challenges runners with some elevation changes and plenty of mileage. Despite being just steps away from upscale homes, the trail is full of nature and has a much more secluded feeling than you might expect.

Starting on the north end at the Lake Trail, this wide, paved path starts out with a very slight but steady uphill for the first 3 miles as it heads south toward Cary. After 3 miles the trail winds and climbs more noticeably with a few more challenging hills thrown in.

After a short downhill sections along NW Maynard Rd. the trail heads up then down again before crossing High House Rd. and winding through a more secluded section, ends at near the boat house at Bond Park.

Flora & Fauna

Watch for small animals like red foxes.

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Photos

Footbridge over Lake Crabtree
Dec 25, 2018 near Morrisv…, NC
Bridge to a Neighborhood and North Cary Park
Jan 9, 2018 near Morrisv…, NC
Finishing strong - the place where all three laps intersect!
Oct 31, 2016 near Morrisv…, NC
Trailhead for Cary Greenway at Old Reedy Creek Road
Jan 9, 2018 near Cary, NC
New trailhead for Reedy Creek Greenway.
Sep 17, 2017 near Cary, NC
Road crossing of Black Creek Greenway
Mar 9, 2019 near Cary, NC

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