Walking Trails

Walking 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’s parks 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!

  • Hugh MacRae Park- 1.55 mile paved trail
  • Hugh MacRae 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

Parks & Gardens combines walking with education to make exercise more fun for the kids!  Check out these cool trails:

  • Kids in Parks TRACK Trail- Smith Creek Park
    An outdoor adventure using informational brochures to learn about nature while walking around the park.
  • StoryWalk®- Hugh MacRae Park, Library Story Park & Smith Creek Park
    Story book pages located along walking trails that families can read and interact with while getting their exercise.
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621