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HIKING &
WALKING TRAILS

Live your best life in this walking community

Hiking & paved walking trails connect throughout Flowers Plantation, linking neighborhoods, shopping, amenities, and schools. Getting around the community is a breeze and provides a safe option for those looking to explore the great outdoors.

Enjoy more than 35 miles of paved walking trails throughout the community. The trails not only link the neighborhoods, throughout the community, but also the schools, commercial adjacent areas, and the East Triangle YMCA. You can take care of most all your families needs without ever leaving the neighborhood. From Friday night’s dinner plans to your daily exercise routine, this trail system links it all together.

Hiking & Walking Trails in Flowers Plantation

East Neuse River Parkway

The East Neuse River Parkway is a private, 2-mile stretch of walking trial within Flowers Plantation connecting neighborhoods throughout the trail. A pedestrian sidewalk that allows for bicycles has been constructed adding 3 more miles of walking trails for a total of over 12 miles.

Other Hiking & Walking Trails

Sam's Branch Greenway Trail Hiking & Walking Trails

Sam's Branch Greenway

Sam’s Branch Greenway is a 3.25 mile, 10-foot-wide paved multi-purpose trail adorned with a public art project involving local artists and school children. The new expansion also means that the trail now takes hikers and bikers into Downtown Clayton proper. 

Sam’s Branch leads to the winding Neuse River and connects with the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse, a 4-mile section of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail that connects with other trails which go up to and past the Wake/Johnston County line. In total, there is now 70 contiguous miles of greenways from Downtown Clayton to Raleigh, Durham, and beyond!

Clayton River Walk on the Neuse

Clayton River Walk on the Neuse is a beautiful 4-mile, 10-foot wide paved trail that begins at the Wake County/Johnston County line and parallels the Neuse River under Covered Bridge Road. It is part of the 1,000-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which connects Clingman’s Dome in North Carolina’s Great Smokey Mountains National Park to Jockey’s Ridge State Park all the way at the coast. Clayton’s section has also been designated as part of the 2,500-mile East Coast Greenway that extends from Maine to Florida, linking cities in every state on the eastern seaboard.

Clayton River Walk on the Neuse connects with the recently expanded Sam’s Branch Greenway, a 3.25 mile 10-foot-wide paved multi-purpose trail which is adorned with a public art project involving local artists and school children.

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