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Explore the best rated trails in Rocky Mount, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Buffalo Creek Greenway (Neuse Riverwalk) and Walnut Creek Trail. With more than 26 trails covering 126 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Neuse River Trail

This trail is open!

November, 2022 by luv2biketoo

This trail is beautiful and clearly marked follows The Neuse river¿¿

Princeville Heritage Trail

I should have paid attention to the word “grassy.” My bad.

October, 2022 by hswalker39

The trail is entirely grass, and I found it rough even with my fat tires. I definitely don’t have the soul of a mountain biker, so someone more adventurous (and younger) might be fine. The area itself has a lot of history, unfortunately, the Museum/Visitor Center was closed and appeared to be undergoing renovations. Not sorry we went. Just would have wished for a better trail. The trail signs were so faded as to be unreadable, which gives a feeling of neglect. ¿

Walnut Creek Trail

Closures on this trail

October, 2022 by rkbizzell

One part of the trail is closed until April 2023 another part is closed until November 2022.


Walnut Creek Trail

lots of closures on this trail

October, 2022 by rkbizzell

Several parts of this trail are closed.

Roanoke Canal Trail


August, 2022 by scessna68

For starters, the Weldon end of the trail is very scenic. However, it is not a fun trail to ride. It is very poorly maintained - lots of roots and rocks on the surface, at one spot we had to lift our bikes over a fallen tree, another spot was washed out, and the directional signs are very lacking. At several places we weren’t sure where the trail was. This is a much better walking trail than a biking one.

Neuse River Trail

love the trail.

August, 2022 by jaworthington

Paved and shaded trail. Perfect for my training runs. Only thing is I have to drive 45 minutes to get here and by the time I get here I have to use the restroom. No port-a-potty in sight.

Neuse River Trail

Great Trail for those Hot Days

July, 2022 by sandymo

If you have to ride at 100°, might as well be this trail. It’s pretty shady so if you’re cruising along it’s pretty nice. It’s probably not a beach cruiser trail as there are some inclines, not much to speak of, but probably more than you’d want on a single speed bike. Anyway, we left from Anderson Point Park and did 35 miles round trip to what I think is the northern end and back. The paved trail is in nice shape. Keep an eye out on the blind curves as we saw a couple of cyclists cut the corners a bit tight.

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.

Crabtree Creek Trail

Needs to be Completed

July, 2022 by thommock1

I’ve Ridden this several times but have to stop and turn around when I reach a section that is not complete along Crabtree Creek. I think once this is totally completed it could be a nice ride. Not sure when that will happen

Walnut Creek Trail

Great Trail but….

July, 2022 by stravers222

Great trail but LACKS any kind of signage! And I mean NONE for 6 miles beyond the trailhead near Lake Dam Road at Lake Johnson Park. Thanks to the TrailLink app It was easy to navigate but inconvenient having to stop at each intersection to determine the correct turn.

South Tar River Greenway

4th 2022 weekend

July, 2022 by rwnoble2003_tl

Nice pathway along Tar River. Good historic markers

Sam's Branch Greenway

very nice

June, 2022 by hkcarr86

It’s a very nice family friendly trail. If you’re walking with kids just remember however far you walk out is how far you have to walk back. There are a lot of shady spots to stop and take a break. Very safe feeling trail.

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