Washington, NC Running Trails and Maps

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Princeville Heritage Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Dirt, Grass

South Tar River Greenway

4.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Tar River Trail

3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Green Mill Run Greenway

3.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Rail Switch Nature Trail

0.3 mi
State: NC
Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass

Skewarkee Trail

0.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Greenway

0.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
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
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 Rail Switch Nature Trail lies on the edge of the Roanoke River. The trail is located a stone's throw from downtown but it plunges users into an immersive natural escape. Beginning at the edge of...
NC 0.3 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Grass
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 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

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.

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. ¿

South Tar River Greenway

4th 2022 weekend

July, 2022 by rwnoble2003_tl

Nice pathway along Tar River. Good historic markers

Accordion

Tar River Trail

October road trip

October, 2021 by lindarkv

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.

South Tar River Greenway

The trail was nice, comfortable & picturis.The East end of trail starts uphill so plenty of coasting time to west end.

August, 2019 by jamms5

The trail was nice, comfortable & picturis.The East end of trail starts uphill so plenty of coasting time to west end.

South Tar River Greenway

pretty!

June, 2018 by joyfulnes10

Crosses a few busy streets around Greenville but most of it is gorgeous. A little sandy for a road bike though

Tar River Trail

A short, pleasant Trail

May, 2016 by neschultz3

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.

Tar River Trail

Great Trail

May, 2016 by tylerpolensky15

Surprised to see Rocky Mount with such a nice trail.

Princeville Heritage Trail

Very nice trail

December, 2015 by moravia

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.

Tar River Trail

perfect

September, 2015 by kim1johns

Great trail! Perfect for walking, running and bicycling.

South Tar River Greenway

family pass day

May, 2015 by lamadequeso

Safe and ease.

Tar River Trail

Pleasant ride

August, 2013 by annlupton

I was surprised to find out Rocky Mount has this nice trail. There are a few bumpy places and a few hills, but nothing I couldn't handle.

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