Neuse River Trail

Trail Map

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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)


Great Addition to the area.

   January, 2015 by rick0427

Being a recovering heart patient and unable to make rehab because of irregular work hours, I decided to embark on my own fitness program centered on the Neuse River trail. I started walking on the Sam Branch greenway in Clayton since I live in that town. more

If you are a cyclist, put this on your bucket list!

   August, 2014 by johngamb

Smooth well-kept roadway, beautiful views, bridges and rolling hills. Well done Raleigh and NC! This Greenway is a jewel. My only issues are the lack of watering stops and that the roadway is not connected after the 7.5 mile mark with no warning or directions more

Loved It!

   July, 2014 by 247geeks

Beautiful scenery! Well maintained! Great for recreational or fitness activities with the family. Wish it was in my backyard. read more