Emily B. Taylor Greenway

North Carolina

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Emily B. Taylor Greenway Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Surry
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: Veterans Park and Carter St. south of US 52
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9858923

Emily B. Taylor Greenway Description

Stretching from Veteran’s Park to Worth St, in western Mt. Airy, is the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. The trail has been a hit with residents since the its construction in 2001, and remains arguably one of the best-used park facilities in the city. With a its hard surface and gentle grade, it’s accessible to trail users of different ages and abilities. It’s also pet-friendly. The greenway offers scenic views of Lovills Creek, whose bends and curves it follows closely, but it also connects to the historic downtown as well as industrial and shopping areas, which make it useful for commuting as well as recreation. Every quarter mile you’ll spot a granite marker.

The trail connects to the Ararat River Greenway on the east side of town via a recently built 2.2-mile connector trail. Together with the 2.2 miles of greenway along Ararat River, that means that one could essentially ride or jog continuously for over 6.5 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the trail you can park at Veterans Memorial Park (691 West Lebanon St), a place that also features camp- and play-grounds. Other possible parking spots are at the Roses Shopping Center (695 Independence Blvd); and on Bluemont Road behind the movie theater.

Emily B. Taylor Greenway Reviews

Nice Trail

We rode entire trail (all 3 together) out and back for a total of 13.3 miles. All paved. Kind of busy on a weekend day but there were parts that were kind of isolated. Right along the river which was nice. Very little elevation change. Well marked.

Love this trail

What a beautiful trail to ride your bicycle on. So scenic by the creek you’ll oftentimes spot heron perched on a rock looking for fish. This trail along with the connecting trail that takes you to a park off highway 103 is a 13 mile easy ride with very gentle and gradual grades that generally can be managed with one or two downshifts. Hoping to see this trail expanded in the future.

I’ve little walk.

Paved, seems relatively safe. Parking at the Cinema a bit sketchy.

Very nice trail

Great trail Love it

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