Lake Crabtree County Park offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on a 215-acre site adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, the park hosts more than 16 miles of trails for its main activity. Other activities include group and individual picnicking, catch-and-release fishing, boating, and nature study.
The Lake Trail (6.0 miles) Blue blazes mark this pedestrian loop around Lake Crabtree. The trail head is located at the kiosk next to the Manager’s Office. Two highlights of the trail are the Heather Lee Carr Memorial and Black Creek footbridge, each providing a
scenic overlook and rest area. A portion of the
trail is shared with the Town of Cary’s Black Creek
Greenway. The trail may take the average hiker 2.5-
3 hours to complete. *Bikes are only permitted on the section adjacent to the Highland Trails.
Old Beech Nature Trail (0.6 miles) This short loop provides a self-guided environmental education experience at Lake Crabtree. A brochure available at the trailhead kiosk highlights habitat features as hikers travel from a young mixed forest to an older bottomland forest.
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC, 27560