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.

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)


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

Love it and CLOSE BY!!!

   May, 2015 by k.meredith.mull

A great piece of nature for ALL AGES!!! A great trail for all activities: biking, rollerblading, hiking (even if paved), running, nature observing (Awesome bogs), bird watching, kayaking/canoeing, Fishing, and more!!! The best part is the fact that the more

Great Addition to Trail

   April, 2015 by mhodges5

I rode the trail from anderson point to the end. Makes a big difference with the horseshoe connector completed. Did not have to go on 401 to get to the other trail. Great Trail and nice scenery read more