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Ararat River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

7.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Bicentennial Greenway

14.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Creekside Park Trails

2.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Deep River Rail Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Emily B. Taylor Greenway

2.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Gravel

High Point Greenway Trail

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Long Branch Trail (NC)

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Mount Airy Greenway Connector

2.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Muddy Creek Greenway

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Salem Creek Greenway

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Salem Lake Trail

7 mi
State: NC
Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Statesville Greenway Trail

6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Gravel

Uptown Spur Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Winston-Salem Strollway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ararat River Greenway is a pleasant, hard surface trail in Mt. Airy, NC. The trail gets its name from the Ararat River, and was part of an initiative to restore the waterway with the twin goals of...
NC 2.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the...
NC 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...
NC 14.5 mi Asphalt
The Creekside Park Trails—all paved and interconnected—span about 3 miles in Archdale and lead to residential areas and important points in the community. The mile-long Cedar Trail section of the...
NC 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...
NC 3.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail is part of an effort to connect the rural town of Elkin with the nearby Stone Mountain State Park, utilizing the long-abandoned route of the historic Elkin & Alleghany...
NC 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
Stretching from Veteran’s Park to Worth St, in western Mt. Airy, is the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. The trail has been a hit with residents since the its construction in 2001, and remains arguably one...
NC 2.3 mi Asphalt
A trip along the Gold Hill Rail-Trail through this historic village will transport you back to a time when North Carolina was the country's only gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...
NC 2.2 mi Dirt, Gravel
The High Point Greenway stretches 4.5 miles through the town of High Point, North Carolina. The paved path sits in the tree-lined riparian corridor along Boulding Branch, allowing residents of the...
NC 4.5 mi Asphalt
In the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad into Winston-Salem helped spur the growth of its tobacco industry. Those factory buildings and warehouses survived into the present day and have been...
NC 1.7 mi Asphalt
This connector trail links Mount Airy’s two most popular trails, elevating the experience on each by providing an uninterrupted 6-mile walk or ride along the three greenways. The v-shaped trail, which...
NC 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise....
NC 4 mi Asphalt
The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Note: Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is currently closed due to construction. It is expected to be closed for 18 months. A detour is in place from Salem Avenue, Rams...
NC 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Salem Lake Trail runs nearly 7 miles, circling Salem Lake at the park of the same name in the city of Winston-Salem. Near downtown, the park offers a 365-acre lake and the trail provides scenic...
NC 7 mi Cinder, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Statesville’s greenway system is still a collection of unlinked segments, but there are plans in place to build a truly connected non-motorized path network. Today, the discrete sections offer a...
NC 6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...
VA 0.7 mi Asphalt
As its name suggests, the Winston-Salem Strollway presents the perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Completed in 1988, the popular rail-trail links Winston-Salem's modern business district with...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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Riverwalk Trail (VA)

VA - 7.5 miles

The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail is part of an effort to connect the rural town of Elkin with the nearby Stone Mountain State Park, utilizing the long-abandoned route of the historic Elkin & Alleghany...

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

VA - 4.5 miles

The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...

Uptown Spur Trail

VA - 0.7 miles

Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...

Accordion

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

NC - 2.2 miles

A trip along the Gold Hill Rail-Trail through this historic village will transport you back to a time when North Carolina was the country's only gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...

Bicentennial Greenway

NC - 14.5 miles

Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...

Mount Airy Greenway Connector

NC - 2.2 miles

This connector trail links Mount Airy’s two most popular trails, elevating the experience on each by providing an uninterrupted 6-mile walk or ride along the three greenways. The v-shaped trail, which...

Long Branch Trail (NC)

NC - 1.7 miles

In the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad into Winston-Salem helped spur the growth of its tobacco industry. Those factory buildings and warehouses survived into the present day and have been...

Statesville Greenway Trail

NC - 6 miles

Statesville’s greenway system is still a collection of unlinked segments, but there are plans in place to build a truly connected non-motorized path network. Today, the discrete sections offer a...

Deep River Rail Trail

NC - 3.5 miles

The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...

Ararat River Greenway

NC - 2.2 miles

The Ararat River Greenway is a pleasant, hard surface trail in Mt. Airy, NC. The trail gets its name from the Ararat River, and was part of an initiative to restore the waterway with the twin goals of...

High Point Greenway Trail

NC - 4.5 miles

The High Point Greenway stretches 4.5 miles through the town of High Point, North Carolina. The paved path sits in the tree-lined riparian corridor along Boulding Branch, allowing residents of the...

Muddy Creek Greenway

NC - 4 miles

The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise....

Creekside Park Trails

NC - 2.8 miles

The Creekside Park Trails—all paved and interconnected—span about 3 miles in Archdale and lead to residential areas and important points in the community. The mile-long Cedar Trail section of the...

Salem Creek Greenway

NC - 4.5 miles

Note: Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is currently closed due to construction. It is expected to be closed for 18 months. A detour is in place from Salem Avenue, Rams...

Emily B. Taylor Greenway

NC - 2.3 miles

Stretching from Veteran’s Park to Worth St, in western Mt. Airy, is the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. The trail has been a hit with residents since the its construction in 2001, and remains arguably one...

Winston-Salem Strollway

NC - 1.2 miles

As its name suggests, the Winston-Salem Strollway presents the perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Completed in 1988, the popular rail-trail links Winston-Salem's modern business district with...

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

NC - 7.5 miles

Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the...

Creekside Park Trails

NC - 2.8 miles

The Creekside Park Trails—all paved and interconnected—span about 3 miles in Archdale and lead to residential areas and important points in the community. The mile-long Cedar Trail section of the...

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

VA - 7.5 miles

The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...

Bicentennial Greenway

NC - 14.5 miles

Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...

Salem Creek Greenway

NC - 4.5 miles

Note: Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is currently closed due to construction. It is expected to be closed for 18 months. A detour is in place from Salem Avenue, Rams...

Accordion

Muddy Creek Greenway

NC - 4 miles

The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise....

Mount Airy Greenway Connector

NC - 2.2 miles

This connector trail links Mount Airy’s two most popular trails, elevating the experience on each by providing an uninterrupted 6-mile walk or ride along the three greenways. The v-shaped trail, which...

Statesville Greenway Trail

NC - 6 miles

Statesville’s greenway system is still a collection of unlinked segments, but there are plans in place to build a truly connected non-motorized path network. Today, the discrete sections offer a...

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

VA - 4.5 miles

The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

NC - 2.2 miles

A trip along the Gold Hill Rail-Trail through this historic village will transport you back to a time when North Carolina was the country's only gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...

Deep River Rail Trail

NC - 3.5 miles

The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...

Emily B. Taylor Greenway

NC - 2.3 miles

Stretching from Veteran’s Park to Worth St, in western Mt. Airy, is the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. The trail has been a hit with residents since the its construction in 2001, and remains arguably one...

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

NC - 7.5 miles

Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the...

Salem Lake Trail

NC - 7 miles

The Salem Lake Trail runs nearly 7 miles, circling Salem Lake at the park of the same name in the city of Winston-Salem. Near downtown, the park offers a 365-acre lake and the trail provides scenic...

Winston-Salem Strollway

NC - 1.2 miles

As its name suggests, the Winston-Salem Strollway presents the perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Completed in 1988, the popular rail-trail links Winston-Salem's modern business district with...

High Point Greenway Trail

NC - 4.5 miles

The High Point Greenway stretches 4.5 miles through the town of High Point, North Carolina. The paved path sits in the tree-lined riparian corridor along Boulding Branch, allowing residents of the...

Long Branch Trail (NC)

NC - 1.7 miles

In the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad into Winston-Salem helped spur the growth of its tobacco industry. Those factory buildings and warehouses survived into the present day and have been...

Ararat River Greenway

NC - 2.2 miles

The Ararat River Greenway is a pleasant, hard surface trail in Mt. Airy, NC. The trail gets its name from the Ararat River, and was part of an initiative to restore the waterway with the twin goals of...

Uptown Spur Trail

VA - 0.7 miles

Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail is part of an effort to connect the rural town of Elkin with the nearby Stone Mountain State Park, utilizing the long-abandoned route of the historic Elkin & Alleghany...

Long Branch Trail (NC)

NC - 1.7 miles

In the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad into Winston-Salem helped spur the growth of its tobacco industry. Those factory buildings and warehouses survived into the present day and have been...

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

VA - 7.5 miles

The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...

Muddy Creek Greenway

NC - 4 miles

The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise....

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

NC - 7.5 miles

Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the...

Accordion

Mount Airy Greenway Connector

NC - 2.2 miles

This connector trail links Mount Airy’s two most popular trails, elevating the experience on each by providing an uninterrupted 6-mile walk or ride along the three greenways. The v-shaped trail, which...

Winston-Salem Strollway

NC - 1.2 miles

As its name suggests, the Winston-Salem Strollway presents the perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Completed in 1988, the popular rail-trail links Winston-Salem's modern business district with...

Deep River Rail Trail

NC - 3.5 miles

The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...

Uptown Spur Trail

VA - 0.7 miles

Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...

Statesville Greenway Trail

NC - 6 miles

Statesville’s greenway system is still a collection of unlinked segments, but there are plans in place to build a truly connected non-motorized path network. Today, the discrete sections offer a...

Salem Lake Trail

NC - 7 miles

The Salem Lake Trail runs nearly 7 miles, circling Salem Lake at the park of the same name in the city of Winston-Salem. Near downtown, the park offers a 365-acre lake and the trail provides scenic...

High Point Greenway Trail

NC - 4.5 miles

The High Point Greenway stretches 4.5 miles through the town of High Point, North Carolina. The paved path sits in the tree-lined riparian corridor along Boulding Branch, allowing residents of the...

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

NC - 2.2 miles

A trip along the Gold Hill Rail-Trail through this historic village will transport you back to a time when North Carolina was the country's only gold-producing state. Signs posted every few hundred...

Creekside Park Trails

NC - 2.8 miles

The Creekside Park Trails—all paved and interconnected—span about 3 miles in Archdale and lead to residential areas and important points in the community. The mile-long Cedar Trail section of the...

Bicentennial Greenway

NC - 14.5 miles

Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...

Emily B. Taylor Greenway

NC - 2.3 miles

Stretching from Veteran’s Park to Worth St, in western Mt. Airy, is the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. The trail has been a hit with residents since the its construction in 2001, and remains arguably one...

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

NC - 1.5 miles

The Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail is part of an effort to connect the rural town of Elkin with the nearby Stone Mountain State Park, utilizing the long-abandoned route of the historic Elkin & Alleghany...

Salem Creek Greenway

NC - 4.5 miles

Note: Salem Creek Greenway between Main Street and Vargrave Street is currently closed due to construction. It is expected to be closed for 18 months. A detour is in place from Salem Avenue, Rams...

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

VA - 4.5 miles

The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...

Ararat River Greenway

NC - 2.2 miles

The Ararat River Greenway is a pleasant, hard surface trail in Mt. Airy, NC. The trail gets its name from the Ararat River, and was part of an initiative to restore the waterway with the twin goals of...

Recent Trail Reviews

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

yes, only two gaps (see Aug. review)

September, 2019 by jackritterskamp

Today we rode the center section between the gaps, plus the part on the south side of the river. North side accessible via Angler's & Dan Daniel parks, plus River St/Riverside Dr (same road) parking lots on weekends. GREAT ride even with gaps.

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

Two known gaps

August, 2019 by jackritterskamp

We started at Angler's Park and rode toward Dan Daniels Park. Just before going under US-29/58 there is a section that is washed out. We next parked at the YMCA and rode to the west end then reversed and rode down-river until yet another washout blocked us. We ran out of time, but the center section between these two blockages should be reachable from Dan Daniels Park. We enjoyed the trip and will be doing this again.

Salem Lake Trail

Beautiful trail right along water’s edge

June, 2019 by stanl2

90% shaded. 10-20 feet wide. Beautiful trail right along the water’s edge for most of the trail. 7+ miles , mostly flat, some hills. A couple of bathrooms, a couple of water fountains. Pedestrian dog and kid friendly. Lots of education signs along the way, that tell you about water , how to navigate downed trees, but also tell you how to bike up/down the hills safely. Recommend reading the bike instructions to small children. I think some of the short hills might be dangerous for them. Sand. Gravel. There were drain pipes under some parts of the trail to help prevent washouts , but I did ride over about a half-dozen small gulleys of washout. 6-to-12 inch gaps where you feel the bump bump. I rode on a beautiful day, but I suspect I would not have enjoyed the ride after a large rainfall. Lots of other things to do: playground, side trails to greenways, boat launching, and boat / kayak rentals (?), and fishing. Also, there was a zagster bike share option with a dozen bikes.

Accordion

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Good for some miles

May, 2019 by timmy0728

I've ran this trail several times while in the area. Dont know why I haven't written a review. 4.5 is a more fair rating. This is a very nice, paved and rather shaded trail. The lake and wildlife give some beautiful scenery while running or biking.
A couple small hills give an occasional challenge.
So as I always say, if in the area and want to get a couple miles in, head here. You'll enjoy your time.

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

trail closed

May, 2019 by swillough

Closed where the trail crosses barkers branch in anglers park.

Long Branch Trail (NC)

not bad

May, 2019 by hartmp

It is a nice trail but the way it cross research parkway is dangerous in my opinion. It is after a turn and vehicles can’t see you crossing. Sometimes it is easier to ride on the road .

Winston-Salem Strollway

Could be great

May, 2019 by hartmp

It could be a great way to move around downtown but the surface of the trail is broken and rough. For biking it is smoother to roll on the road that runs parallel to the road. I think if you were walking on it you would have to look down to make sure you don't trip over the broken surface.

Salem Creek Greenway

love riding this trail. offers a mix of asphalt and gravel with a wine bar in the middle. what else can you ask for.

April, 2019 by rney3

love riding this trail. offers a mix of asphalt and gravel with a wine bar in the middle. what else can you ask for.

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA), Chairperson

February, 2019 by wjblackley_tl

I have worked and walked on this trail multiple times. The EVTA has established trail on the old Elkin & Alleghany Railbed. From the downtown old Train Office on Main Street (now a boutique overnight stay accommodation) the trail courses 2.5+ miles one way approximating the original trail by beautiful dam waterfalls, alongside a trout stream, through a park with kids play equipment, view and read a host of multi-modal QR coded history and wildlife signs, a lot of benches along the way, a cool viewing deck over a large dam waterfall, rest stops, bridges of 140-ft and 178-ft, stream restoration projects by the hike, train inspired steel sculptures, gongs for kids and adults to ring, deep in the woods and wildflower meadows, great place to leash-walk your pets (please pick after your pet), very sparse litter if any, good trash system, bathroom at the end of the trail, adding a new 70 foot bridge spring 2019, nice railroad cuts, picnic tables, a 5.5 mile and growing mountain bike and hike trail along side the main trail, on the Mountains to Sea Trail route, etc. Come visit for a very nice walk and imagine the old steam engine chugging along. Enjoy the very friendly community and join the fun of building more trail to come.

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

great little gem!

January, 2019 by michelle.hepler

We took the dogs for an out and back. 3 miles round trip, along the river. The trail was wet, but it’s obvious the folks here in Elkin are committed to trail development, restoration, and history. Great little spot!

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

Loved It

August, 2018 by gaoakleys

We pulled into the La Parral Mexican Restaurant lot and looked for the trail access. Take the road at the far end of the lot (southwest?) down to the parking for the trail head. We made sure to start our "climb" at the bottom of the trail (Virginia Road). Most of the trail was indeed uphill, but we put the bikes in low gear and took our time (we are 75+). It seemed a steeper climb than one expects from a Rail to Trail but still doable. It was a great trail surface with interesting information about the trail and clean, convenient stops along the way. The return trip was glorious. We just loved it.

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Beautiful scenery

July, 2018 by rdavies

Rode this trail on a weekday and the traffic was minimal. Worth the drive and don’t miss the sticky buns at Todd mercantile store along with banjo music from

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