Neuse River Trail

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Along the eastern outskirts of Raleigh, the Neuse River Trail follows the river for nearly 28 miles from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County line. There are several river crossings along the way, including two on suspension bridges. The scenic, tree-lined trail offers numerous wildlife viewing opportunities, especially on its boardwalks through wetland areas.

On its southern end, the trail connects to the Clayton River Walk, which continues along the Neuse River for 4 more miles. The two trails are part of the East Coast Greenway, a long-distance trail network stretching from Maine to Florida.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at several points along the trail, including the lots listed below from north to south. Additionally, drinking water and restrooms are available at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park and Anderson Point Park.

  • 2928 Horseshoe Farm Road (2928 Horseshoe Farm Road)
  • Buffaloe Road Athletic Park (5812 Buffaloe Road)
  • Anderson Point Park (20 Anderson Point Drive)


Fantastic place for a bike ride

   July, 2015 by cpecci more

Best Trail Ever!!!!

   May, 2015 by macgilrnc53

I rode this trail 3 days over the Memorial weekend holiday while visiting family. I can not say in enough words how much I enjoyed this trail! Everyone one I met had the same feelings about the trail. I must congratulate everyone involved in the planning more

Nice trail for longer rides

   May, 2015 by trailrider622

I've taken my bike out on two sections of this trail so far: from the northern most end at Falls Lake Dam down to the WRAL soccer complex, and from where it meets the Mingo Creek Trail (Greenway) up to the Buffaloe Rd athletic park. I found the portion more