Walking Trails

Women WalkingWalking just 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and sugar levels, reduce the risk of certain cancers and improve your health in many more ways. New Hanover County and City of Wilmington offer some of the best places to take a walk so you not only can get active, you can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, too!

County Parks

  • Echo Farms Park- 0.5-mile paved trail
  • Long Leaf Park- 1.55-mile paved trail
  • Long Leaf Nature Trail- 1-mile nature trail
  • Monterey Heights Park- 0.3-mile paved trail
  • Ogden Park- 1-mile paved trail
  • Pages Creek Park Preserve- 1-mile nature trail
  • Parkwood Park- 0.5-mile paved trail
  • Smith Creek Park- 1.3-mile paved trail
  • Smith Creek Park Preserve- 1-mile nature trail
  • Summer Rest Trail- 0.7-mile paved trail
  • Veterans Park- 0.5-mile paved trail

City Parks

  • Gary Shell Cross-City Trail– 15-mile primarily off-road trail
  • Greenfield Lake– 4.5-mile paved trail
  • Halyburton Park– 1.3-mile paved trail
  • Maides Park- 0.5-mile paved trail
  • Military Cutoff Bike Path- 2-mile paved trail
  • Riverwalk- 1.5-mile boardwalk
  • Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden at Piney Ridge Nature Preserve- 0.25-mile path
  • Wade Park- 0.5-mile paved trail

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