Kinston, NC Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Kinston, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk) and South Tar River Greenway. With more than 7 trails covering 20 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Green Mill Run Greenway

3.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Princeville Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Grass

South Tar River Greenway

3.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Greenway

0.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Tar River Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the...
NC 2.9 mi Asphalt
Green Mill Run Greenway travels across Greenville, connecting important city attractions and institutions such as East Carolina University and Greensprings Park. About midway along the route, you'll...
NC 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails path extends along abandoned rail beds from the Marine Corps base at Camp LeJeune (Midway Park area) 5.2 miles northwest to Marine Boulevard in...
NC 5.2 mi Asphalt
In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, freed slaves were drawn to an encampment of Union troops along the Tar River in eastern North Carolina. When the troops left, the settlers stayed, calling the...
NC 3 mi Dirt, Grass
South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of just over 3 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road...
NC 3.1 mi Asphalt
The Stadium Greenway is a short but popular paved pathway in the heart of Greenville. It runs through the East Carolina University campus along the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from which the trail gets its...
NC 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Tar River Trail parallels the Tar River, where Tuscarora Indians traveled before colonists settled here. Along the trail you will find evidence of early colonial history, the industrial...
NC 3 mi Asphalt

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Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails

NC - 5.2 miles

The Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails path extends along abandoned rail beds from the Marine Corps base at Camp LeJeune (Midway Park area) 5.2 miles northwest to Marine Boulevard in...

Tar River Trail

NC - 3 miles

The Tar River Trail parallels the Tar River, where Tuscarora Indians traveled before colonists settled here. Along the trail you will find evidence of early colonial history, the industrial...

South Tar River Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of just over 3 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road...

Stadium Greenway

NC - 0.6 miles

The Stadium Greenway is a short but popular paved pathway in the heart of Greenville. It runs through the East Carolina University campus along the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from which the trail gets its...

Accordion

Green Mill Run Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

Green Mill Run Greenway travels across Greenville, connecting important city attractions and institutions such as East Carolina University and Greensprings Park. About midway along the route, you'll...

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

NC - 2.9 miles

The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the...

South Tar River Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of just over 3 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road...

Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails

NC - 5.2 miles

The Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails path extends along abandoned rail beds from the Marine Corps base at Camp LeJeune (Midway Park area) 5.2 miles northwest to Marine Boulevard in...

Princeville Heritage Trail

NC - 3 miles

In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, freed slaves were drawn to an encampment of Union troops along the Tar River in eastern North Carolina. When the troops left, the settlers stayed, calling the...

Tar River Trail

NC - 3 miles

The Tar River Trail parallels the Tar River, where Tuscarora Indians traveled before colonists settled here. Along the trail you will find evidence of early colonial history, the industrial...

Accordion

Stadium Greenway

NC - 0.6 miles

The Stadium Greenway is a short but popular paved pathway in the heart of Greenville. It runs through the East Carolina University campus along the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from which the trail gets its...

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

NC - 2.9 miles

The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the...

Green Mill Run Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

Green Mill Run Greenway travels across Greenville, connecting important city attractions and institutions such as East Carolina University and Greensprings Park. About midway along the route, you'll...

Stadium Greenway

NC - 0.6 miles

The Stadium Greenway is a short but popular paved pathway in the heart of Greenville. It runs through the East Carolina University campus along the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from which the trail gets its...

Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails

NC - 5.2 miles

The Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails path extends along abandoned rail beds from the Marine Corps base at Camp LeJeune (Midway Park area) 5.2 miles northwest to Marine Boulevard in...

Green Mill Run Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

Green Mill Run Greenway travels across Greenville, connecting important city attractions and institutions such as East Carolina University and Greensprings Park. About midway along the route, you'll...

South Tar River Greenway

NC - 3.1 miles

South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of just over 3 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road...

Accordion

Princeville Heritage Trail

NC - 3 miles

In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, freed slaves were drawn to an encampment of Union troops along the Tar River in eastern North Carolina. When the troops left, the settlers stayed, calling the...

Tar River Trail

NC - 3 miles

The Tar River Trail parallels the Tar River, where Tuscarora Indians traveled before colonists settled here. Along the trail you will find evidence of early colonial history, the industrial...

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

NC - 2.9 miles

The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the...

Recent Trail Reviews

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

Trail still closed about a mile down but nice and shady. Bathrooms at playground at Community Center entrance.

July, 2022 by elvisarocks

Trail still closed about a mile down but nice and shady. Bathrooms at playground at Community Center entrance.

South Tar River Greenway

4th 2022 weekend

July, 2022 by rwnoble2003_tl

Nice pathway along Tar River. Good historic markers

Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails

Jacksonville, NC Rails to Trails but including the County Bike paths, Riverwalk and Wilson Bay Park and the Vietnam, Beirut, 9-11 and Montfort Point Memorials.

May, 2022 by Flyers135

Start your ride or walk at the Memorials Parking Lot (do not ride bikes in the memorials) proceed on the bike path and board walks approx 2.5 miles to the tunnel on left, go through and join Rail Trail path, turn right an go 3.3 miles to Trail head, turn and return, go past the the tunnel & over bridge, proceed follow the trail all the way to the old town, follow to Riverwalk Park, and follow Bike signs to the riverfront an continue following signs past Stuggeon City Enviro education Ctr, you can go in if you wish, continue following bike path signs to Wilson Bay Park for a brief stop, then continue back to the Memorials parking lot, total miles, approx 17 miles.

Accordion

Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-to-Trails

Great evening ride

May, 2022 by tlopus

Wonderful paved trail. Did see a Copperhead on the trail!!

Tar River Trail

October road trip

October, 2021 by lindarkv

Mostly flat, pleasantly curvy short ride while staying a night at a River and Twine little house. Short and sweet. There is clearly work in progress to extend the trail.

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

not my favorite

May, 2021 by finn4206

The trail was closed at several spots along the way. Also the start in the Community Center was difficult to find. It is also near a sewage treatment plant so the smell wasn’t fantastic.

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

Very nice experience

April, 2020 by rickmadl64

Took my kids in this trail, we walked the whole trail and back again in a few hours. Very well maintained and clean. Mostly flat with a few small slopes. Partly sun and shady, woods, creek and river views, a little waterfall, wooden bridges, nice parks at both ends, with ample parking.

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

Our family just purchased new bikes and this was the first trail we rode together. It is shaded and quiet. It was just long enough for a beginning ride. We will definitely do it again!

April, 2020 by cbjohnson1974

Our family just purchased new bikes and this was the first trail we rode together. It is shaded and quiet. It was just long enough for a beginning ride. We will definitely do it again!

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

Greenway Maintenance

August, 2019 by bicyclerider128

Greenway has overgrown trees hanging over in the path. Grass is high on side of path. Reason for keeping grass cut weekly is so snakes can be seen. Boards on bridges are sticking up. ( Dangerous for cyclist and more for runners.)
It is a nice greenway and we enjoy riding it. Town just needs to take more pride in it other than just ham and yam time each year.

South Tar River Greenway

The trail was nice, comfortable & picturis.The East end of trail starts uphill so plenty of coasting time to west end.

August, 2019 by jamms5

The trail was nice, comfortable & picturis.The East end of trail starts uphill so plenty of coasting time to west end.

South Tar River Greenway

pretty!

June, 2018 by joyfulnes10

Crosses a few busy streets around Greenville but most of it is gorgeous. A little sandy for a road bike though

Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk)

Would have been a five star but the start at the Community Center was not well marked. The end of the Trail in Smithfield was next to the main drag where I found a nice deli. Will be back I love Smithfield!

January, 2018 by motoal1

Would have been a five star but the start at the Community Center was not well marked. The end of the Trail in Smithfield was next to the main drag where I found a nice deli. Will be back I love Smithfield!

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