A natural oasis outside your door

Looking for fresh air and sunshine? Look no further than Walnut Creek’s natural amenities. At the heart of Walnut Creek’s naturally attractive setting is Twelve Mile Creek, the centerpiece of a natural preservation zone protected and embraced by Walnut Creek’s developers. Informal pathways invite you to take in the sights and sounds of nature and explore the area’s historic past, dating back to 18th-century Native American and Colonial settlements, as you stroll along the creek. Explore the Blue Trail, which is .375 miles in length. Consider it an extension of your backyard. With a system of trails that connect areas of the community to each other and to the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, two states and 2.3 million people, your family is bound to enjoy many afternoons observing local residents of the furry and feathered kind. You’ll also discover pocket parks, quiet areas developed as places to just sit, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of life at Walnut Creek.


Walking Trails
Explore numerous walking trails and connections to the Carolina Thread Trail.


Pocket Parks
Get fresh air in these quiet, manicured park spaces throughout the community.


Natural Protection
Areas along Twelve Mile Creek are designated as natural protection areas.