MorrisBranchPhotoMorris Branch Greenway is currently nearly two miles in length with future plans for it to be extended to the west, crossing Green Level Church Road where there is already a pedestrian tunnel in place and into a future 20 acre park. From there it will go under the Triangle Expressway to finally connect up with the NC Highway 55 Street-Side Trail. Part of this trail overlaps with the Amberly Lake Loop Greenway already in place. From the lake it travels southwest along the county line along the edge of Amberly neighborhoods and along Yates Store Road to connect up with the New Hope Church Road Street-Side Trail. This will eventually connect to the American Tobacco Trail.

Morris Branch Greenway Map


Length: 2 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: None

Benches: Yes

Connects To:  Amberly Lake


From the southern end, Morris Branch Trail travels alongside Yates Store Road for almost 0.4 miles before turning left to follow along the edges of Lexington at Amberly and the Carolina Preserve Subdivisions. You will reach Amberly Lake after after about 0.6 miles. This the point where the proposed Amberly Lake Loop Trail will join Morris Branch Trail as they both travel north around the lake. The trail crosses Yates Store Road after 0.5 miles and then picks up along a separate section of the lake for 0.4 miles before you reach the pedestrian underpass at Green Level Church Road.


  • Park on-street at Birrus Hall Circle or Ashdown Forest Lane to access the trail at Yates Store Road.
  • On-street parking near Carpenter Fire Station Road or Allforth Place will give access along the west side of Morris Branch Trail.
  • On-street parking along Mountain Maple Drive is near two trail access points in the Village At Amberly Square Subdivision.
  • Green Level Church Road gives access to the eastern entrance to Morris Branch Trail.
  • The trail can be accessed from Yates Store Road at Brookhill Way for the southern side of Amberly Lake