Rocky Mount, NC Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Abbotts Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Clayton Riverwalk

4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

East Fork Mine Creek Trail

2.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Little Rock Trail

1.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Mingo Creek Trail

3.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Neuse River Trail

30.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Princeville Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Grass

Sam's Branch Greenway

2.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

South Tar River Greenway

4.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Walnut Creek Trail

18.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Crabtree Creek Greenway

19.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Honeycutt Creek Greenway Trail

3.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt

Mine Creek Trail

6.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Roanoke Canal Trail

7.8 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Rocky Branch Trail (NC)

3.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Tar River Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Simms Branch Trail

1.66 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Baileywick Trail

0.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Wakefield Trail

1.26 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt
Accordion

Green Mill Run Greenway

3.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Louisburg Bike Trail

2.24 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Skewarkee Trail

0.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Snelling Branch Trail

0.85 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Spring Forest Trail

0.45 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Greenway

0.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Abbotts Creek Trail courses along a tree-lined route beside open fields and subdivisions in a suburban community near Wake Forest, North Carolina. The trail follows Abbotts Creek and passes by North...
NC 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known as the Neuse Riverwalk) meanders along a wooded waterway through the heart of Smithfield in central North Carolina. It is one day hoped to become part of the...
NC 2.9 mi Asphalt
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NC 4 mi Asphalt
The East Fork Mine Trail is an multipurpose pathway in Raleigh, NC. The trail has an asphalt surface and provides a close-to-home jaunt into nature for the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods....
NC 2.5 mi Asphalt
Beginning in downtown Raleigh at East Hargett Street and across from the City Cemetery, the Little Rock Trail heads south through John Winters Park and then through Chavis Park as it runs along Little...
NC 1.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Opened in August, 2014, the Mingo Creek Trail connects the town of Knightdale from Mingo Creek Park to the Neuse River Trail, just north of Anderson Point Park in Raleigh. Along its 3.4-mile paved...
NC 3.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Closure Notice: The trail is closed between mile markers 13.75 and 17.25 until December 2024 and at mile marker 8 until January 2025. There is a detour available for the mile marker 8 closure. Check...
NC 30.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
Sam's Branch Greenway is a short, but scenic trail in the town of Clayton, just south of Raleigh. The trail forms a paved ribbon through the woods along Sam Branch. The first phase was 1.25 miles...
NC 2.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
South Tar River Greenway offers a pleasant, wooded route of nearly 5 miles in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville. The paved trail follows the southern bank of the Tar River with few road...
NC 4.7 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: From July 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023, sections of the trail between Rock Quarry Road and Sunnybrook Road (between mile markers 5 and 6.25) are closed. Check the City of Raleigh's...
NC 18.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Closure Notice: The Crabtree Creek Greenway is closed between N. Raleigh Blvd. and Crabtree Blvd (miles 5.25-6). Please check with the government of Raleigh for more current updates and detour...
NC 19.3 mi Asphalt
The Honeycutt Trail extends from Raven Ridge Road to Strickland Road in Raleigh, NC. The trail consists of two segments: between Raven Ridge Road and Durant Road, the trail is unpaved, though...
NC 3.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Dirt
The Mine Creek Trail consists of five distinct segments: Bent Creek (paved), Inman Connector (unpaved), Ironwood (paved), Lake Park (unpaved), Sawmill (unpaved) and Shelley Lake (paved). The segments...
NC 6.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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 Rocky Branch Trail offers beautiful views of the Raleigh city skyline, while also passing through the length of the North Carolina State University campus. It also links to Pullen Park, which has...
NC 3.8 mi Asphalt
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
The Simms Branch Trail boasts several areas of large loblolly pine and connects Falls River to Durant Park. Watch for wildlife, including plenty of deer and maybe some beaver. You'll find a small...
NC 1.66 mi Asphalt
Most of the short and sweet Baileywick Trail runs through Baileywick Park in the oakwood neighborhood of suburban Raleigh, North Carolina. The 50-acre park has two baseball diamonds, picnic shelters,...
NC 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Wakefield Trail follows the power line from Falls of Neuse Road south to London Bell Drive, just under 1.5 miles. There is a slight jog in the trail where it meets Wakefield Plantation Drive. If...
NC 1.26 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Accordion
Green Mill Run Greenway travels across Greenville, connecting important city attractions and institutions such as East Carolina University and Greensprings Park. About midway along the route, you'll...
NC 3.1 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
The Skewarkee Trail in Williamston, NC, runs along a railroad corridor that was once part of the Atlantic Coastline Railway. The wide, paved track is 1 mile long and a nice jaunt for bikers, inline...
NC 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Snelling Branch Trail is just under 1 mile and links Shelley Lake with Optimist Park. The Snelling Branch Trail, which runs east and west, joins Mine Creek Trail north of Shelley Lake. The...
NC 0.85 mi Asphalt
The Spring Forest Trail parallels Triangle Town Boulevard from Sumner Boulevard for only 0.5 mile north. Use caution at the crossing on Old Wake Forest Road.
NC 0.45 mi Asphalt
The Stadium Greenway is a short but popular paved pathway in the heart of Greenville. It runs through the East Carolina University campus along the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium from which the trail gets its...
NC 0.6 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Crabtree Creek Greenway

A bit disappointing

April, 2024 by rmillanct

What was not expected was the trail was closed on two ends, so I can’t put in a totally fair review, but I was not impressed. The trail breaks up a lot, connects via the road, runs through a lot of suburban areas that are somewhat scenic. There are some cool bridges, but can’t really say I saw much more to write about. I am giving this 3 stars based on the fact I could not see the entire trail.

Crabtree Creek Greenway

oak park Ave bridge is closed for bikes 3/31/24.

March, 2024 by vc2019

Surprised that only pedestrians have access to trail at this time.

Clayton Riverwalk

In Love with Nature ¿¿¿¿¿

November, 2023 by 2014roselee

My husband & I recently moved to NC. This trail is only 5.7 miles from our new home. It was our first trail we went on in NC. 11/25/2023. Once there, you can go left or right. We went to the right side today riding our bikes. Will ride the left side next weekend. We would say it's easy to moderate. Just a couple of hills, a lot of bridges, several benches along the way, open fields, pull outs to take photos, very shaded etc. It wasn't too crowded, everyone we encountered was friendly. We even seen a huge buck! & a couple other deers. Also seen a lot of squirrels & birds. If you enjoy nature on a very nice paved path this is a wonderful place we will return too. I’m sure if we were walking we would have seen a lot more wildlife. It took us 30 minutes to get to the HWY where we turned around just casually riding our bikes. If you’re pushing it I would say it could be completed in 20 min or so riding fast. We will try that later. Put this trail on your list to visit. You won’t be disappointed! Love! Love! Love!

Accordion

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.

Clayton Riverwalk

close to Home

October, 2023 by cynditaladay

We moved here from NY and found this within 10 minutes of our new place. My son is in a wheelchair so parking, hills , trail quality are all important. The path from the parking lot is short but steep. It’s a good push up it after you’ve walked. The trail goes to the right or left. The left is scenic and easy. Beautiful bridges. The right starts with small hills. It’s still very nice but we’ll probably stick with the left side. Quite but we’ll used. Very nice friendly encounters with walkers, joggers and some kind of electric skateboarders. These seem very popular here in NC.

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.

Abbotts Creek Trail

Decent Trail

February, 2023 by rjacob3783

Nice trail, mostly uphill from the Neuse.

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.

Sam's Branch Greenway

Nice trail but closed midway due to construction.

February, 2023 by nick.campasano

Very nice trail, however, you cannot currently get to the river walk trail as there is construction which has closed the trail about three quarters of the way there.

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.

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