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Old 08-05-18, 04:06 PM
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Neuse River greenway trail

Visited my daughter this weekend and took time out to ride some on the Greenway trail. What a nice trail it is. Clean, and smooth and scenic, Can't wait to go back.
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Old 08-05-18, 11:11 PM
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Yes it is

Wife and I are local to the area, and couldn’t agree more!! Just did 30 miles there from the capital
greenway at NC Museum of art down to Sam Branch Greenway in Clayton.
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Originally Posted by TheClevo View Post
Wife and I are local to the area, and couldn’t agree more!! Just did 30 miles there from the capital
greenway at NC Museum of art down to Sam Branch Greenway in Clayton.
We didn't go far as we didn't have a lot of time We went from about mile marker 22 auburnknightdale road to the end in clayton and back. We used to live in clayton and when we retire are hoping to move back around garner so we can be with the daughter's family. Pretty muggy saturday and was surprised the mosquitoes were not a problem.
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I brought my camera along and meant to get a photo of that tunnel but just didn't do it.
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I love the Neuse River Trail, but it's a bit of a drive to get to. I usually park at Anderson Point Park and then either go south or north to the end and then back. I have not decided which way I like best.
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I am very fortunate to be close. I ride simmons branch trail to ****tts creek trail to the neuse River trail all the way to Anderson point and then back. Once I went a little further on the south end of the Crabtree creek trail and it also was beautiful. I need to drive there once and explore that area more.
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Old 08-14-18, 12:42 PM
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I was just there this past weekend and walked a little bit on the Neuse trail. Considering moving to the Raleigh area. DC region has gotten way over populated for me.

Ok, where is this bridge on that trail? I was trying to figure it out and never did get to see it.

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Old 08-14-18, 03:03 PM
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I've been there, but couldn't tell you exactly where. There are 7 bridges ( 2 of them suspension ) on the 27˝ mile Neuse River Trail. I think the vegitation has grown up quite a bit

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Here's a google map link. It's at approximately Mile 13.5 (Mile zero at the dam to the north)
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Old 08-15-18, 10:01 AM
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Thanks!
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I believe that is the horseshoe farm park bridge. I could be mistaken though.

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Boy, coming from Kinston where the Neuse flooding is commonplace, I was surprised Wednesday how much of the Neuse River Trail was under water. Most areas could still be ridden through, but just before the WRAL soccer park it was too deep for me and daughter Aaryn. I was told by Aaryn to expect some dirty conditions so I chose the beater and brought home some mud to remember the ride.

Hard to see behind us because the self timed camera angle is on the road, but this is at the soccer park


further south on the trail



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I believe that is the horseshoe farm park bridge. I could be mistaken though.
Since we were cut off at the soccer park we went on the Horseshoe Farm Park trail for the 1st time and while the suspension bridge there is similar to the one pictured up above, it's not that one...which is further south heading towards Johnson Co.
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I recently just got into cycling, pretty much all I've been riding is the Neuse River Trail. I get on at the dam and have been riding to mile post 12-14 and back each time. Been fortunate to have the trail mostly to myself (great so no one else can see how unfit I am!). It's really beautiful back there and quiet!
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I recently just got into cycling, pretty much all I've been riding is the Neuse River Trail. I get on at the dam and have been riding to mile post 12-14 and back each time. Been fortunate to have the trail mostly to myself (great so no one else can see how unfit I am!). It's really beautiful back there and quiet!
Welcome to BikeForums. It's great to see that you are enjoying cycling on the NRT. I wouldn't say that being able to ride 25+ miles at a stretch is "unfit".
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Welcome to BikeForums. It's great to see that you are enjoying cycling on the NRT. I wouldn't say that being able to ride 25+ miles at a stretch is "unfit".
Thanks Hoopdriver, appreciate the welcome! Kickin' myself for not spending more time on NRT over the years, such a phenomenal resource we have in this area (all the trails combined really)! I can do those 25+ miles, but they sure aren't pretty, lol!
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I ride a section of it quite often from my house in garner, along with part of the crabtree creek trail to make up part of a nice 30 mile loop.
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
I ride a section of it quite often from my house in garner, along with part of the crabtree creek trail to make up part of a nice 30 mile loop.
Where do you get on at in Garner? What is the real estate like around the bike path?we sure would like to move down closer to my daughter who lives in the apts near white oak shopping center. Used to live in clayton but that traffic seems to be getting crazy. Where is the best bang for the proverbial real estate buck? Thanks
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Well I have to ride about 10 miles to get to the neuse river trail, about 3 miles through garner, then about 3 miles on old garner rd. (trafficky at times but not too bad), then auburn knightdale rd. to the river. Not sure about real estate prices out there but in general the garner area is less expensive than other parts of wake county.
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Neuse river trail is definitely my favorite greenway in the Raleigh area! I like to put in at Anderson Point Park, ride south to the end in Clayton, ride back past Anderson Point Park, and go as far as I can up north towards the Fall Neuse dam --still working my way up to the full 66 mi round trip, almost there!

Wish they'd finish with all the construction on the Crabtree Creek Trail!
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The Neuse River Greenway is great! Raleigh has a nice greenway system, and that is my favorite part. My wife and I have done it several times on our old bikes (like others, often starting at Anderson Point Park) and we are both looking to upgrade and get out there more often!

We haven't been on that part of the Greenway since the coronavirus hit. For anyone who has been recently, is it too crowded to feel comfortable riding?
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Originally Posted by Mojo Rider View Post
The Neuse River Greenway is great! Raleigh has a nice greenway system, and that is my favorite part. My wife and I have done it several times on our old bikes (like others, often starting at Anderson Point Park) and we are both looking to upgrade and get out there more often!

We haven't been on that part of the Greenway since the coronavirus hit. For anyone who has been recently, is it too crowded to feel comfortable riding?
I was finally on the Clayton starting point Saturday and it wasn't too crowded to feel comfortable IMO. I'm well acquainted with the Raleigh end of the greenway, but had never been on this southernmost part of the trail that's actually closest to me coming from Kinston. I made a crude map of how to get to the starting point just off N. O'Neil St. from 70 Business.

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The town of Clayton is currently working on an extension of the Sam's branch greenway, to the road marked "1709" on the map posted above. Will make it easier to access from downtown in terms of traffic I think. Also, the NRG can be kinda crowded on weekends, but not a problem unless you are a "personal best" type rider.
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