Trails & Greenways

Jacksonville Shot of Two Girls Biking on Path Beside New River-websmNC Governor Stay-at-Home Order & Outdoor Exercise: 

As part of the Governor’s Executive Order, all playgrounds are closed at this time, but parks and trails are still available for use. When using our parks or trails, please continue to practice social distancing, good personal hygiene and refrain from gatherings of 10 or more. JacksonvilleNC.gov/Coronavirus

Trails & Greenways

There are more than 19 miles of trails and greenways within the City limits of Jacksonville. These paths are open to pedestrians and bicyclists to visit City parks, memorials, waterfront and other places of interest. Check out the Jacksonville Trails & Greenways Map to plan your next outdoor adventure. 

Clean & Green Jacksonville

Recreation and Parks works to keep these areas clear, clean, and safe for use. Enjoy and please do not litter. Pick up your pet’s poop and help keep the trails and greenways clean and green. Want to help more? Consider volunteering for the Adopt-A-Park or Trail program.

2020-05-13-PedestrianTrailMap Opens in new windowTrail Rules

Please be kind and follow these rules while using our trails and greenways:

  • No littering.
  • Unauthorized motor vehicles are prohibited.
  • Stay to the right.
  • Bicyclists must yield to runners and both must yield to walkers.
  • Pets must be on a leash not to exceed 6 feet and owners are responsible.
  • Public use/or display of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Possession and/or use of drugs is prohibited.
  • Possession and/or use of firearms, weapons, and fireworks is prohibited.
  • So others may enjoy the trails, please do not disturb any of the plants.
  • Amplified music and sound are prohibited without a permit.
  • Hitting golf balls is prohibited.
  • Safety warning: Stay off transmission towers and utility poles.

Jacksonville Trails & Greenways Map published May 2020 (PDF).

Check out the North Carolina Rails to Trails. Jacksonville has 5.2 miles of Rails To Trails included in our Trails and Greenways. The Pedestrian Bridge that crosses over Lejeune Blvd at near Bell Fork Rd connects the Rails to Trails in the City and at MCB Camp Lejeune.