Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Higgins Greenway

The Higgins Greenway was reconstructed and stabilized a degraded stream channel section of a Swift Creek tributary in 2013. Along with this project, an 0.8 mile section of Higgins Greenway running parallel to the stream was repaved, with the addition of several new bridges. The greenway goes between SW Maynard Road and Union Street, with additional connector sections leading to Danforth Drive and West Chatham Street.  Over 8,000 plants were put in the ground to aid the restoration of vegetation. Future plans are in store for another phase of stream restoration and another mile of greenway construction to connect up with roads to the north and east to downtown Cary. To learn more about this project please visit the Project Page.

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Length: 0.8 miles

Trail Width/Surface: 10-foot wide asphalt

Used For: Walking, running, bicycling, walking leashed dogs, skating, roller blading, pushing strollers, wheelchairs

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Special Considerations: None

Restrooms: None

Special Features: Bridges and boardwalks within wetland restoration section

Benches: Yes

Connects To: Dorothy Park


Access this trail from a variety of streets in the area: West Chatham Street, Union Street, Danforth Drive. On the ground from SE Maynard Road traveling to the north you will reach the connector to Danforth Drive at about 0.4 miles on the left. At 0.5 miles there is a turn-off to West Chatham Street on the left. If you make the right hand turn to go on along the trail you'll come to Union Street and the mini-park called Dorothy Park at 0.8 miles.


On-street parking only on adjacent roads.