The Upper Neuse Greenway Trail has been open for about 6 months now and is one of my favorite places to go for a jog. It is a real hidden gem for outdoor enthusiast in North Raleigh and a great addition to the Capital Area Greenway System. The next time you get the urge for a stroll outside I strongly encourage you to check out this trail! It is very scenic and offers nice vies of the river.
Work on the Upper Neuse Greenway began January 18, 2010 with the trail officially opening back on November 9, 2011. This latest portion of the Raleigh greenway system begins at Falls Dam and run along the Neuse River for approximately 8.0 miles, ending at the WRAL Soccer Complex off Perry Creek Road.
The Surface of the greenway is 10’ wide asphalt path with 10’ wide raised boardwalks in sensitive areas like wetlands. The main entrance area to the greenway, complete with public parking, is located off Falls of Neuse Road just south of the Falls Dam. There are also trial connections located in both Bedford and Falls River neighborhoods providing easy access to the trial.
There are seven bridges and seven boardwalk sections along the this portion of the trail. In addition, the trail passes under Falls of Neuse Road, New Falls of Neuse Road, and Capital Boulevard, resulting in no road conflicts along route. The trail is fairly flat with only a few slight inclines along the route making it great for running and as you can see from the pictures it is quite sceneic. Check it out.
More Info on the Captial Area Greenway System (with maps): http://www.raleighnc.gov/arts/content/PRecDesignDevelop/Articles/CapitalAreaGreenwayTrailSystem.html