Hinshaw Greenway is 1.7 miles of asphalt surface, connecting Maynard Drive to Marla Dorrel Park and crossing US Hwy 1/64 on a pedestrian bridge that is the site of a public art installation, Bowstring Vines. It runs through the Swift Creek Watershed and has some significantly-sized beech trees located just off the trail in the wooded northern section.
After crossing Seabrook Avenue heading south around MacDonald Woods Park, the trail runs through woods for a short distance, passing a connector greenway to Glengarry Drive and Pirate's Cove Greenway and then climbs switchbacks to the pedestrian bridge. On the other side of the bridge, the path drops back to a wetland passing the Piney Plains Greenway connector and ends at Marla Dorrel Park.
Length: 1.7 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: Easy but some steep slopes
Restrooms: At Marla Dorrel Park
Features: Two children's parks, mature beech stand, 300' pedestrian bridge over US Highway 64 incorporating the Bowstring Vines public art.
Connects To: MacDonald Woods Park, Marla Dorrel Park, Pirate's Cove Greenway (via connector to Glengarry Drive), Wellingborough Drive via the first part of Piney Plains Greenway.
Greenwood Circle: From Cary High School on Maynard Road, go south, turn left on Greenwood Circle. The trailhead will be approximately 50 yards ahead on the right. Parking is along Greenwood Circle.
Seabrook Entrance: From SE Cary Parkway, take Seabrook Avenue about half a mile to the MacDonald Woods Park. Hinshaw Greenway crosses Seabrook Avenue just past the park. Parking is along Seabrook Avenue.
Marla Dorrel: From the corner of Cary Parkway and Tryon Road, take Cary Parkway north, passing Wellington Park Shopping Center. Make the first right onto Thurston Drive. Make the first left into Marla Dorrel Park. Hinshaw Greenway heads off from the edge of the parking lot near the bike rack.
Greenwood Circle at SE Maynard Drive
Seabrook Avenue at MacDonald Woods Park
Connector on Glengarry Drive
Piney Plains Greenway Connector
Marla Dorrel Park off Thurston Drive