Raleigh-Durham, NC

Shelley Lake Trail

Courtesy: City of Raleigh

Another one of several pleasant lakeside trails in the Raleigh area. Located 7 miles north of downtown and just north of I-440, there’s a 2-mile trail paved around the lake, called the Greenway Trail. There are decent water views along some of the trail.

For a longer run, there are trails that continue at the north and south ends of the lake. North, the Milne Creek Trail, and south, the Ironwood Trail each continue a couple of miles.





  • 2 mile loop aroud lake. Additional trails at either end of the lake for a longer run
  • Flat
  • Parking lot at park
  • Car needed. Bus goes from downtown, but long.