Roanoke Rapids, NC Running Trails and Maps

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Princeville Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Grass

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Roanoke Canal Trail

7.8 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Tar River Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Victoria Railroad Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Louisburg Bike Trail

2.24 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
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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
In Southern Virginia, an exciting regional trail project has been taking shape for over a decade. The Tobacco Heritage Trail will one day span 160 miles, connecting the counties of Brunswick,...
VA 22.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Roanoke Canal Trail is a beautiful recreational biking route from the town of Roanoke Rapids to Weldon. The trail follows one of the country's most impressive and best-preserved early 19-century...
NC 7.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
Victoria Railroad Park is a 21-acre open space located in the central business district of an old railroad town in south-central Virginia. Victoria was the halfway point of a Virginian Railway...
VA 1 mi Asphalt
The 2.2-mile, paved Louisburg Bike Trail runs from S. Main Street to Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC). At the Main St. end, you'll find the trail at Depot Street Hill, just south of the Tar...
NC 2.24 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Roanoke Canal Trail

roots, rocks and ruts

November, 2023 by sebowen

We road this trail in early November. We started at the Weldon end. And it was a bit challenging for this 66YO who had about 70 miles on the new e-bike. There were several areas through the ride that were narrow and Rory. Also the leaves were crazy. I would definitely recommend using caution if you do not have a mountain bike. On our way back with about 2.5 miles left I hit a sharp turn howling downhill and and leaf covered. I wiped out pretty good but other then bruises and sticker vine scratches I was on and so was the bike… nice trail but need some TLC.

Roanoke Canal Trail

Pack sand and crushed stone. A bit of roll and some roots. Plenty of shade. Fairly good signage. Just fine with a trail bike.

August, 2023 by evada

Pack sand and crushed stone. A bit of roll and some roots. Plenty of shade. Fairly good signage. Just fine with a trail bike.

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Biked this section during a trip, nice surface, diamond hill memorial was newly refreshed. Great ride! Recommend if in the area.

July, 2023 by gibsontw

Biked this section during a trip, nice surface, diamond hill memorial was newly refreshed. Great ride! Recommend if in the area.

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Tobacco Heritage Trail

Biked from la crosse 10 miles east and back in June on a Wednesday, no other bikes seen, first 5 miles paved, second 5 wooded with nice surface, saw one jogger and one walker on the paved end, treasure trail with what appeared as low useage

July, 2023 by gibsontw

Biked from la crosse 10 miles east and back in June on a Wednesday, no other bikes seen, first 5 miles paved, second 5 wooded with nice surface, saw one jogger and one walker on the paved end, treasure trail with what appeared as low useage

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Very nice ride

May, 2023 by ericday

I have both biked and walked sections. Very interesting historical markers along the trail. Good surface

Tobacco Heritage Trail

good trail

May, 2023 by aldo_desalvo

Lots of bathrooms and benches. First part in lawrenceville is probably not used much. Started to see more people near the caboose in lacross There was a down tree that was hard to get through. Abruptly ends at the south hill border. Paved for about 5 miles. A 36 mile round trip.

Tar River Trail

I live in Rocky Mount and so many locals don't realize this trail connects many of the parks in the city. It is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. They have added off path bike trails as well as a Frisbee golf course in Battle Park.

February, 2023 by lefrancis11

I live in Rocky Mount and so many locals don't realize this trail connects many of the parks in the city. It is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. They have added off path bike trails as well as a Frisbee golf course in Battle Park.

Tobacco Heritage Trail

great ride

October, 2022 by ffsswing

Oct 21 2022. Great colors leaves everywhere. Cool weather. once we hit the gravel -> trail all to myself. Start in the town La Crosse . Where the beginning has pavement and great parking area

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. ¿

Tobacco Heritage Trail

okay ride

September, 2022 by annab560

It was great as we didn’t see anyone else. We picked up the trail in Laurenceville near New Street. The trail is in fair condition. It is not really crushed rock as grass has grown up in parts. Part of the experience was also seeing a bear. Not anything I wanted to experience though. I’ve done many of the other trail and feel this was a fair rating.

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.

Victoria Railroad Park

Enjoyed riding the trails on horse back

June, 2022 by horsesnheaven

Very happy that they offer the trails for multi use, we are newer to this area and havnt been able to find horse trails so this was exciting to find. My son and I enjoyed the trails on our horses today. The one side was well groomed while the other direction wasn't as well groomed for the height of horses , But just an observation , no complaints here, it was very quiet and we really enjoyed it and will be back plenty more times with the horses . When you go through the park there are kids on the play ground and it's fun going beside town on the trail , a little exposure for the horses , with out being overwhelming though. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy the trails with you all.

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