The Neuse River Trail is a 10-foot wide asphalt path extending from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake County line, a distance of 28 miles. The estimated cost for the entire project is approximately $30 million.
The 6 separate projects are named Upper Neuse, Neuse Horseshoe Bend, Neuse Buffalo Road, Neuse Hedingham, Neuse Riverview, and South Neuse.
This unique project also opens opportunities to adjoining communities to connect to this central backbone. With the completion of the 28 mile trail and the construction of two other trails, Mingo Creek in Knightdale and Smith Creek in Wake Forest the Capital Area Greenway could become the central structure of a larger system covering North Carolina. The Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), a State of North Carolina linear park, extends from the mountains in western North Carolina at Murfreesboro to the coast of eastern North Carolina at Jockey’s Ridge. The corridor for this trail connects to the Neuse River Trail at Falls Lake Dam. The planned MST then follows the Neuse River Trail through Wake County to the county line.
By George Randy Bass
Access to the Neuse River Greenway Trail continues to increase as the project nears completion. Currently 6.5 miles of the planned 28 mile trail is open. __________ Designates Greenway … Continue reading
Raleigh Park and Greenway Projects including the Neuse River Greenway updates can be found at the link below.
Do you have photographs or information that you would like to share and have posted on the Neuse River Trail website? I am hoping that others will share photographs, wildlife sightings and planned events such as fun runs that will be posted on the Neuse River Trail calendar.