French Broad River Greenway

North Carolina

French Broad River Greenway Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Buncombe
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Amboy Rd at Riverview Dr. (French Broad River Park) and South end of Hominy Creek Rd. (Hominy Creek Park)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6457842
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Walking

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French Broad River Greenway Description

The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks and among some residential and light commercial sites.

Carrier Park has nice amenities, including volleyball courts, playground, a roller-hockey rink, basketball court, multi-use track, lawn bowling court, multi-use sports field, picnic pavilion, river overlooks, boat landing and a wetland interpretive and education area.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Hominy Creek Park (south end of Hominy Creek Road), Carrier Park (220 Amboy Road) and farther east along Amboy Road from Carrier Park.

French Broad River Greenway Reviews

I love this trail, I ride it almost weekly, but I also live less than a mile from it and would not travel long distances to experience it. Goes through a crowded park, there is a velodrome & river access tho and that's cool.

The trail extends further north with dirt road, but very interesting trail.

I ride from the dog park in Carrier down to Hominy creek park. A pleasant and quiet ride if you go well before 9am after which it does become busier.

I notice that just recently the grassy path which runs alongside the dog track and on into town has become a private road, restricted to commercial vehicular traffic. I do hope that whenever and whatever work is finished the road will be opened to expand the bike and pedestrian trail.

Accordion

This is a nice, scenic trail that has a lot of potential but right now, it's too short and crowded. I rode my bike and spent the majority of my time dodging people, dogs and rollerbladers. To be fair, this is just a small part of what will hopefully be a much more extensive series of trails in the future. Asheville has big plans for a bicycle friendly trail network that will be fantastic if it becomes a reality. Keep your fingers crossed.

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