More than a research park

RTP features beautiful scenery and numerous recreational amenities. These amenities include pedestrian and mountain biking trails, nature walks, softball fields, and volleyball courts.


RTP Walking and Nature Trails

There are over 20 miles of asphalt pedestrian trails in the RTP Pedestrian Trail System. 

PLEASE NOTE: The North Carolina Dept of Transportation is overseeing a project on Louis Stephens Drive. Cyclists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area of the trail system between Little Drive and 540 for their safety until further notice.


Mountain Biking Trails

Approximately 4 miles of natural surface mountain biking trails are available for use in the southern edge of the Park, accessible through the sand court volleyball parking lot off Louis Stephens Drive.

RTP Bike Trail
Cisco Bike Trail


Trails Study

This study shares a summary of findings and recommendations for strategically improving and maintaining the trail network over time, one that can continue to serve as an important recreational function, but also as an integral component of a truly multimodal transportation system as RTP continues to grow.