Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 11
ElevationAscent: 918' 280 m
Descent: -1,033' -315 m
High: 339' 103 m
Low: 99' 30 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“The Neuse River: Falls of Neuse Dam to Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center”— Jim Grode
Almost 37 miles of Segment 11 are on three segments of paved, multi-use greenway, the longest of which is 33 miles. Most of the greenway is called the Neuse River Trail (NRT), but when it enters Johnston County, it changes its name to the Clayton River Walk and then to Sam’s Branch Greenway in Smithfield.
The Neuse River Trail, Clayton River Walk and Sam’s Branch Greenway are all marked with mileposts every 1/4 mile. The many bridges on these greenways are all numbered. The Buffalo Creek Greenway (also known on maps as Smithfield Neuse Riverwalk) has mileposts every 0.2 mile. Each of these also has signs bearing the name of the greenway. There is no signage or blazing on the roads.
For more information, including camping, lodging, parking, shuttles, and resupply information, as well as detailed, turn-by-turn directions, download a trail guide from the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
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