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Paddle and Walking Trails

Near the center of Rocky Mount the Parks & Recreation Department oversees a system of parks, trails, and arts and recreational facilities. The 3.9 mile Tar River Walking/Biking Trail (see below) runs along its namesake river from Sunset Park in the west to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in the east. In between, the trail passes through several city landmarks, including Battle Park. To the north of the river near the junction of US Highway 64 and N. Church Street is the Rocky Mount Sports Complex and Athletic Stadium. South of the river on Church Street is the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences and the Veterans Memorial at Jack Laughery Park. Additional trails in the area include the City Lake loop trail (walking) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Park loop and memorial trails (walking). In addition, the Department maintains a 20 mile paddle trail on the Tar River.

TAR RIVER PADDLE TRAIL
Explore the waterways of Rocky Mount on the Tar River Paddle Trail. The trail is comprised of ten canoe and kayak access locations that connect over 20 miles of the Tar River and Stony Creek.

TAR RIVER WALKING/BIKING TRAIL
The 3.9 mile Tar River Trail runs along its namesake river from Sunset Park in the west to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in the east. In between, the trail passes through several city landmarks, including Battle Park.

To download a copy of our full color Tar River Trail Map (872 KB PDF), click HERE or on the image above. This document requires Acrobat Reader.

City of Rocky Mount
Outdoor Recreation
PO Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC, 27802-1180
Phone: (252) 972-1235
Email: david.griffin@rockymountnc.gov