Greenway & trail users urged to respect private property

Monday, November 27, 2023 - 4:40pm

Growing numbers of residents throughout Wake Forest and beyond enjoy the Town’s 50-plus miles of trails and greenways. Some users enjoy walking and biking for exercise, while others do so for their mental well-being.

Regardless of your reason, it is important for everyone to respect private property and remain within the confines of the marked paths. Anyone who ventures off the trails onto adjacent land may be guilty of trespassing.

In North Carolina, such trespassing is classified as a Class 3 misdemeanor under NCGS 14-159.13 and punishable by up to 20 days in jail and a $200 fine.

The Wake Forest Police Department urges greenway and trail users to remain on the marked trails and off adjacent property. Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is urged to call the Police Department at 919-554-6150.