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Explore the best rated trails in Tarboro, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the South Tar River Greenway and Rail Switch Nature Trail. With more than 9 trails covering 24 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

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. ¿

Roanoke Canal Trail

Disappointing

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.

South Tar River Greenway

4th 2022 weekend

July, 2022 by rwnoble2003_tl

Nice pathway along Tar River. Good historic markers

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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.

Roanoke Canal Trail

great trail

July, 2021 by jamessimpkin1

Wife and I went today - July 6- started at oak woods trail by the hydro plant - went to the end and back - DEFINITELY recommend a short stop at the Roanoke Canal Museum ($4 cash only) - the curator there was very knowledgeable and made the trail that much better knowing the history we were riding through. The only part we had an issue with was once we left the museum & crossed the street- the brush was blocking the trail entrance sign - we quickly figured that out in a few blocks & when we turned around headed back to the museum- the sign was in a clear view. Lots of critters along the path too.

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.

Roanoke Canal Trail

Roanoke Canal Trail

June, 2018 by zunisix

Beautiful shady trail with a few sunny sections riding on freshly mowed grass. Nice flora and historical signage. We began at Roanoke Lake day use Park, rode to River Falls Park in Weldon and back. Fairly well maintained, but it could use better signage for getting on the trail at each 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

Roanoke Canal Trail

Roanoke Canal Trail

March, 2017 by lawnshark11

I ride this trail pretty often. It's a awesome trail to ride. If you haven't checked it out you need to. It has some gourgous views of the Roanoke River and the trail is a good workout.

Tar River Trail

A short, pleasant Trail

May, 2016 by neschultz3

Short trail, but came from the Centennial Sportsplex so that added some mileage. I road a hybrid without a cyclometer. Great trail if your kids are tied up at the park. You can loop around to beef it out if you'd like. Trail connects up a lot of neighbor parks. I recommend. Kiosks all over that show trail map. Could still have been better marked.

Tar River Trail

Great Trail

May, 2016 by tylerpolensky15

Surprised to see Rocky Mount with such a nice trail.

Princeville Heritage Trail

Very nice trail

December, 2015 by moravia

It's on high ground, so the recent rains did not cause any problems. The trail itself is about Jeep width, but it's in a very wide clear path, so it feels very open. There are views of the river, swamps, forest, and train tracks on the ~2 mile trail. (Yes, that's right, it's not really 3 miles. From the museum to the trail, to one end then the other, and back to the museum was 4.53 miles.)

With the unseasonably warm weather recently, the trail could have used a mow. I was almost wishing to be in jeans instead of shorts, but it didn't quite cross the threshold where I wanted to abandon the walk.

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