2023 is Year of the Trail and we are celebrating all year long!

Find out how you can enjoy our hiking and biking trails. Our campus has more than 10 miles of trails of every skill level and you can find new stories each month about out trail network, trail activities, guided hikes and more.

The North Carolina Arboretum is proud to be a partner with the Great Trails State Coalition in its celebration of trails all across North Carolina.

From GreatTrailsNC.com:

“2023 NC Year of the Trail celebrates North Carolina’s vast network of trails, greenways, and blueways which showcase our diverse landscapes – grand mountain vistas, quiet rivers, vibrant urban greenways, coastal forests, and the rolling hills of the piedmont.

NC Year of the Trail is the largest statewide celebration of trails and outdoor recreation in North Carolina history.”   –  Read more at GreatTrailsNC.com.

Hiking Trail Page                                     Biking Trail Page

The North Carolina Arboretum has more than 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking, dog walking or just exploring. Click below to find trail maps in English and Spanish, as well as accessible trails.

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February 3, 2023 ⏐ Find Your Way on Arboretum Trails

Finding your way on Arboretum Trails just got easier, thanks to a new wayfinding sign and map system. The installation of new trail signs is wrapping up now, just in time for spring.

March 2, 2023 ⏐ Take a Hike with TRACK Trails!

Looking for a way to get your kids outside? Take a walk on the Arboretum’s TRACK Trail! Self-guided brochures accompany the Natural Garden Trail and turn hiking into a fun, interactive experience for kids and adults alike.