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The photo sphere below was taken on February 17th 2014. Normal photos show just a single viewpoint while photo spheres welcome others to freely look up, down, and all around to explore the entire scene. You can browse other Google photo spheres at: Google Maps View

A 558-foot bridge overlooking the Neuse River. The longest such bridge in the state of N.C. The bridge connects Wake Forest’s Smith Creek Greenway to Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway which opened earlier this year. The Neuse River Greenway Trail is part of an extensive 28-mile greenway system that when completed will link Wake Forest, Knightdale, Clayton and Raleigh.

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View of Neuse River from under 558-foot bridge

View of paved 10′ Neuse River Greenway

Beautiful clear view of 558-foot bridge overlooking the Neuse River

Snow at Falls Lake Dam

Snow covered Neuse River Trail – Trail Head Parking

 

Neuse River Greenway Trail - grb

Neuse River Greenway Trail – grb

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
Publisher

Neuse River Trail and Google Photo Spheres

The photo sphere below was taken on February 17th 2014. Normal photos show just a single viewpoint while photo spheres welcome others to freely look up, down, and all around to explore the entire scene. You can browse other Google photo spheres at: Google Maps View

A 558-foot bridge overlooking the Neuse River. The longest such bridge in the state of N.C. The bridge connects Wake Forest’s Smith Creek Greenway to Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway which opened earlier this year. The Neuse River Greenway Trail is part of an extensive 28-mile greenway system that when completed will link Wake Forest, Knightdale, Clayton and Raleigh.

Navigate the above tour using your mouse or arrow keys – or – Click on a link below to jump to a specific area!

View of Neuse River from under 558-foot bridge

View of paved 10′ Neuse River Greenway

Beautiful clear view of 558-foot bridge overlooking the Neuse River

Snow at Falls Lake Dam

Snow covered Neuse River Trail – Trail Head Parking

 

 

Trail Access

neuse river trail map

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.

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Designates Greenway

 
Averette Field Drive Access
Access with parking is located just off of 401/Louisburg Road
Directions
Anderson Point Park
Plenty of parking! Anderson Point Park offers a variety of habitats for viewing wildlife. Bring the whole family to enjoy and relaxing day at the park.
Directions
Falls Dam Country Store
(919) 322-1711 Do you need to rent a bicycle for the trail? Give us a call.
Directions
Sanford Creek Greenway
Located at the end of Marshall Farm Road within the Heritage South subdivision, this 10-feet wide asphalt, concrete and boardwalk trail is approximately 1.1 mile in length. Parking is available at the Sanford Creek Avenue cul-de-sac.
Directions
Simms Branch Trail
The Simms Branch Trail boasts several areas of large loblolly pine and connects Falls River to Durant Park. Watch for wildlife, including plenty of deer and maybe some beaver. You\'ll find a small waterfall near Durant Middle School and some rounded rocky outcrops next to Durant Park. The park itself has two lakes and many nice nature trails. Some trails are designated for mountain bikes.
Directions
Smith Creek Greenway
Smith Creek at Burlington Mills Road Located behind the Caddell Woods and Moss Creek subdivisions, this 10-feet wide paved asphalt trail is approximately 3/4 mile long.
Directions
Neuse River Greenway access/picnic area
Four picnic tables located in scenic area next to Neuse River.
Directions
Neuse River Greenway scenic area, train trestle, covered bridge
Covered bridge offers protection from falling objects due to train traffic.
Directions
Neuse River Greenway Egert
Scenic area, abundant wildlife.
Directions
Neuse River Greenway Trail Access
Bedfordtown Drive access
Directions
Neuse River Greenway trail access
Falls River Avenue Access
Directions
Neuse River Greenway Parking WRAL Soccer Center
Parking lot located in back of soccer center.
Directions
Neuse River Greenway Trail Head Parking Lot
Located near Neuse River Dam
Directions

Neuse River Trail Photos From Daniel Kiechle

From Daniel Kiechle:

“Yesterday, I took a walk along a short portion of the Neuse River Greenway Trail, and when I got home I went on-line to get some information about the trail; that’s how I found your web site. I see that you’re asking visitors for photos, and I did take a few.  From the map I found on your web site, I leaned that Abbotts Creek Trail is part of the same network; I have a few photos from there, taken in the fall of 2011.”

 

Daniel lives in Cannes, France.

Thank you Daniel!

Neuse River Trail Bridge Crossing

Sean Drummond sent these photographs of the new bridge that will cross the Neuse River and Neuse River Greenway at Auburn Knightdale Rd. Amazing work! Thank you Sean.

Neuse River Trail Photos from Lester Mir

Attached are the pics Lester Mir took during his ride this weekend. Got into a passing shower so couldn’t take more.

Thanks Lester!

Sunflowers and Transplants on the Neuse River Trail by Paul Baragona

This is breath taking! Both sunflower fields are between NRT mile posts 23 and 24. Best access for pedestrians is the parking lot where Auburn-Knightdale Road crosses the river. It’s less than a one mile walk to both fields.

Great photos Paul! They are breath taking.

Photos of Neuse River Greenway by Paul Baragona

Thanks Paul!

Paul Baragona
RPD Greenway Volunteer