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This trail is fun for the tiny distance it has, but is so short. Would be good for a short walk but definitely not for a run.
This trail is in a good location and has decent views. The only things I don’t enjoy are the hills and how quickly the trail ends. Overall good trail, but not my first pick for a long run.
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.
I rode the entire Neuse River Trail (and a bit of the Clayton River Walk) over Labor Day 2021. I started at the Wake Forest trailhead and ended a little past mile 30 in Clayton. I'm used to riding on rail trails that while flat and easy to ride offer very few turns or elevation changes. The Neuse River Trail offers many curves, multiple small elevation changes and just one road crossing (a very quiet country road) along its almost 30 mile length. These constant changes make the Neuse River Trail an exciting departure from my usual rail trail rides.
The trail itself is entirely paved and in immaculate condition. Possibly one of the best paved trails I've ever rode on. There are mile markers every quarter mile and the trail has very clear signage to take one of the many turn offs to a parking lot, a development or even another trail.
My only criticism is that there is only one or two obvious points to get water/bathrooms/something to eat (one being Anderson Point Park). I'm sure there are more options down one of the many turn off points but it was not obvious to me from the trail. Another point of concern is trail etiquette, I did not have any close calls but many cyclists would quickly pass me (I was averaging in the low to mid-teens) without calling out sometimes around some curves. This trail will require your constant attention due to its many curves, slopes and sometimes inconsiderate riders but I found it to be one of the best rides I've taken in a long while and highly recommend this trail.
Beautiful trees and rolling hills. We Floridians loved it!
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.
This trail meanders through some pretty tree lined views, and wetlands. Nice people not too crowded and you get to entertain friendly wildlife that watch you walk by.
Started at Anderson Point in east Raleigh and rode south down past Battle Bridge Rd tunnel - which is pretty cool in itself - and then turned around, ate lunch back at Anderson Point and then rode north. So two out-and-backs from Anderson Point. Rode 27 miles in all.
Not a lot to see, it’s about 30 ft from the water with a tree line blocking the view, but it does have some great bridges and the paved trail is well kept
I found this trail in our neighborhood and it is the perfect path to escape the sun or for an evening stroll. Not difficult. The honeysuckle will transport you back in time to your childhood. Great for biking and walking.
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.
One end of the trail has been closed for some time now .
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