Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

In support of Wake County’s announcement of restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Cary has closed playgrounds effective Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. until further notice. Greenways, parks, and restrooms within parks will remain open at this time. Per Governor Cooper's Executive Order 147, masks are now required in all public spaces where social distancing is not possible at all times. Learn more.

2139 Old Reedy Creek Road

Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead

The trailhead is located on Wake County and Town of Cary property between the Lake Crabtree dam and Old Reedy Creek Road. It is the starting point for the Town’s 7-mile Black Creek Greenway and an access point for the East Coast Greenway which runs west on Black Creek Greenway and east through Umstead State Park on Reedy Creek Greenway. These trails connect westward to White Oak Creek Greenway, and the American Tobacco Trail and eastward through Raleigh then southwards along the Neuse River. The trailhead also provides access to scenic Lake Crabtree overlooks, Wake County’s mountain bike trails linking to Lake Crabtree County Park, and hiking and biking trails within the 5,000-acre Umstead State Park. 

Note: The connection from the trailhead to Umstead State Park is 0.6 mile on Old Reedy Creek Road, which is gravel beyond the I-40 bridge. The Reedy Creek section of East Coast Greenway through Umstead State Park is paved with gravel/screenings, not asphalt.


  • 82 parking spaces
  • Restroom
  • Trail connection to the end of the Black Creek Greenway and the East Coast Greenway
  • Small non-reservable shelter with 3 tables and a grill
  • Bike fix-it station with repair tools
  • Drinking fountain with bottle filler and pet dish
  • Kiosk with display maps of regional and local trail systems

Park Map

Regional Trails Map

Local Area Trails Map


Google directions to 2139 Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset