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“An outdoor gem, really close to Raleigh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Neuse River Trail

Neuse River Trail
Raleigh, NC
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Ranked #2 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An outdoor gem, really close to Raleigh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Neuse River trail is a great add to the Wake County Parks system. This is a great place to walk, or ride bikes. The fact that it runs along the Neuse River makes the trail relatively easy with only small hills. It also makes it really pretty along the river. they have built several pedestrian bridges that cross the river where needed.
Be advised:
The trail has a gap at Horseshoe Park that is not easy to go around.
The trail can flood when there is lots of rain.
The trail goes along a main sewer line, so you may have some places or times when you get minor scents of the sewer. (but it is not a real problem)
But overall, this is a great place to get some exercise. There are multiple parking areas along the trail where you can access the trail. The easiest one to find may be the parking area at the base of Falls Lake Dam.

Visited October 2013
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waynesville, nc
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“beautiful trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Our son took us for a very pleasant hike along this trail, which is beautiful, clean, well-maintained, and convenient. His family often bikes along this trail as well. A nice reprieve from the city and suburbia. thanks, Raleigh!

Visited November 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great bike path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Love this trail for biking. There are no streets to cross like on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham. Very scenic and just a really pleasant ride.

Visited November 2013
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Fort Salonga, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“nice walking park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Nothing outstanding, but I took a walk while visiting my daughter for a week. Nice place to have a walk and enjoy the river views.

Visited September 2013
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Riding along the River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Love this trail - have biked it and hiked it and ran it. Nice views and a peaceful place to relax and exercise for individuals and families.

Visited April 2013
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