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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.
The trail was nice, comfortable & picturis.The East end of trail starts uphill so plenty of coasting time to west end.
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.
Crosses a few busy streets around Greenville but most of it is gorgeous. A little sandy for a road bike though
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.
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.
Surprised to see Rocky Mount with such a nice trail.
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.
Great trail! Perfect for walking, running and bicycling.
Safe and ease.
Just rode the eastern end of the trail (from mile post 7.8 – River Falls Park/Weldon to 3.3 – River Road Parking Lot and back again) last night (Friday, January 3, 2015). Several notes:
1. Great parking area in Weldon (with rest rooms) but trail begins by following the STREET! (I inadvertently followed a 4-wheeler track along the RIVER until it petered out and I had to fight my way through the brambles uphill to civilization.)
2. Signage is provided by small 4”x4” posts about 24” tall with little directional triangles. Easy to miss.
3. As others have noted, do NOT plan to tow a trailer along this segment of the trail. It really is “single-track” in places and marshy in others (if you follow the trails around the water treatment facility.) Additionally, two separate washouts required me to get off my bike and push back up to the trail.
4. I did not allow enough time to confidently explore the area. On way back (correctly on the street this time), I found the Riverside Mill, a “unique emporium” featuring local artists, an antique and collectible mall (50 dealers!), used books and women’s designer fashions, shoes and handbags. Also found the old train station that looked pretty interesting. And did I mention that Weldon is the “Rockfish Capital of the World”? (True – when the stripers run in the spring there are fishermen up and down the river. A pretty famous deal.)
5. I drove up from the south on US-301. Stopped (again, too briefly – sorry, Carl, the museum director who was more than willing to converse!) at the Halifax Museum, dedicated to one of the earliest groups to press for independence from the Crown. Worth an hour or so to watch the video and poke around the museum and see the restored areas in the town of Halifax.
6. Yes, I plan to go back and ride the entire trail. It’s pretty rugged, but that’s okay sometimes. Could make for a really unique destination trail some day, but not quite yet. I hope that local industries would adopt sections and really turn it into a show piece for the area.
Rode trail with dual shock MTB. Forget road or trail bikes. First 3-4 miles out of Weldon only MTB compatible. Trail maintenance is not up to speed. Signage is poor especially at mid point where trail peters out and is found only by searching for a one tire trail through what appears to be a landowners personal pasture/yard close to the canal. Based on where one exits from the trees, it would appear you need to ride a gravel road toward a mansion but that ends up in a private parking area associated with 4-5 garages---luckily no one came out to chase me away.
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