The Capital Area Greenway System provides connections between neighborhoods, parks, and city destinations in the form of paved and unpaved trails winding through primarily natural areas. The trails are used for walking, jogging, and biking. For a visual alternative, visit the Interactive Parking & Transportation Map. Visit the Raleigh's Greenway Webpage to read about the system, download a system map, or learn how to view it using Google Earth and Google Maps. The following greenway system trails connect nearby Hillsborough Street:
- Reedy Creek Trail
The Reedy Creek Trail extends from Meredith College to Umstead State Park. The trail provides connections to facilities such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Prairie Creek Ecocenter and Schenk Forest. Other trail connections include Richland Creek Trail and the Gorman Street Connector (length: 5.05 miles).
- Gardner Street Trail
The Gardner Street Trail connects Jaycee Park to Isabella Cannon Park (length: 0.73 miles).
- Gorman Street Connector
The Gorman Street Connector runs along the sidewalk and bicycle route on Gorman Street connecting Reedy Creek Trail with Rocky Branch Trail (length: 0.33 miles).
- Rocky Branch Trail
The Rocky Branch Trail runs from Walnut Creek Trail to the Gorman Street Connector. This trail provides access to Pullen Park and the NC State campus and connects to the Eliza Pool and Centennial Bikeway Connectors. The trail provides views of Raleigh's skyline (length: 3.89 miles).
- Centennial Bikeway Connector
The Centennial Bikeway Connector is a multi-purpose path that connects Rocky Branch Trail with Walnut Creek Trail. The State Farmers Market is located at the south end near the intersection with Walnut Creek Trail (length: 2.48 miles).