Connecting Our City One Step At A Time

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll with a friend, or opportunities to stay active with the whole family this summer, the City of Wilmington is working hard to maintain and expand our greenway systems and multi-use paths for you to enjoy.

We believe keeping our bikes, hikes, and nature trails in tip top shape is key to supporting great quality of life and health in our community. With the rapid growth of our thriving city, complementing and expanding our existing trail system is part of a long-term plan to make the city more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

In celebration of the “Year of the Trail,” we invite you to take a walk (or ride) with us on any of our 32 miles of multi-use trails and explore a few of our favorite views:

  • Greenfield Lake Park Trail – 4.8-mile paved loop around Greenfield Lake
  • River to the Sea Bikeway – 11-mile on and off-road bicycle route from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach
  • The Riverwalk – 1.75-mile scenic walkway adjacent to the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington
  • Summer Rest Trail – 1.15-mile shaded path that ends overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Gary Shell Cross City Trail – 5-mile multi-use, off-road trail running through Wade Park, Halyburton Park and Empie Park

    Wade Park Loop: 0.6-mile paved path around Wade Park

    Halyburton Park Loop: 1.3-mile paved path around Halyburton nature preserve

See a full list

Explore Our Trail Locator Map


This “Year of the Trail” the city is developing two exciting projects which represent an additional 5.8 miles of multiuse paths aimed to support the rapidly expanding network of trails connecting our beautiful community.

Greenville Loop Trail

The Greenville Loop Trail is taking shape this year. Once completed, the 4.4-mile path will link schools, parks, shopping centers, and residential neighborhoods in the southeast quadrant of Wilmington.

A map of Greenville Loop Trail
A map of Greenville Loop Trail

Masonboro Loop Trail

Construction on this 1.4-mile multi-use path is underway. When complete in October of this year, this Transportation Bond trail will run along the west side of Masonboro Loop Road from Pine Grove Drive to Navaho Trail.

A map of Masonboro Loop Trail
A map of Masonboro Loop Trail
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