Wake Med to Anderson Point

A short trip to Anderson Point from Wake Med starts at the Buckeye Trail just off New Bern Ave between the CVS and Walgreen. Guerrilla parking in the vicinity of the Walgreen especially on weekends. 

Closed Capital Blvd Boardwalks Alt land route

Buckeye Trail Raleigh Rd. entrance

Buckeye Trail New Bern Av west to Raleigh Blvd.

Lassiter Mill to Crabtree Valley dirt path

Lassiter Mill Waterfall Park and the Raleigh Greenway connection has always caused confusion and it seems as though it is a broken link. It is suggested you sit by the Lassiter Mill water fall and relax before searching for the hidden link to Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills Park, Shelly lake and the House Creek Greenway.

A short ashalt greenway path off of Lassiter Mill road is at the edge of Alder Root Elementary.  it exists onto the residential road next to the school. Go up the hill beyond Alder Root Elementary to the high ground at an overlook onto Lassiter Mill waterfall park. One you have passed Alder Root elementary you follow the sidewalk beyond the row of houses until the sidewalk ends.

A sign directs you to the entrance of this rustic past of the RaleighGreenway.  The wooden steps with a wood plank bike ramp leads you to a dirt path of eroded exposed roots from the trees of this thick creek side forest. It bends around trees, extruding rock boulders just on the edge of Crabtree Creek.

Riding and walking on a tail of exposed roots in a rustic setting may not be suitable and the alternative is to continue on Hertfiord St. following the bend of Crabtree Creek on Allenghany Dr. It is a short distance to the Allenghany street entrance of the Raleigh Greenway. 

I refer to this section as the Alder Root section. The Root family lived in the neighborhood and the elementary school was named for Alder Root when it opened in 1958.

House Creek Construction

The soft opening for the House Creek section of the Raleigh Greenway has provided a connection to Ulmstead NC state Park for the first time. While wealthy gated community home owners off Duraleigh, Rd. have restricted the passage into Ulmstead NC State Park following Crabtree Creek, the House Creek Greenway connects with Ulmstead through the Art Museum and Merideth college greenways.

Across the street from McDonald's at Crabtree Valley Mall  is the entrance to the House Creek greenway which leads you to Pilot Park on Glen Eden. Under the Glen Eden bridge which spans over the beltline is a new tunnel where the House Creek runs parallel to the beltline going under Lake Boone Rd. onto Horton St. where it then leads you to Merideth and the Art Museum.

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Crossing Atlantic and Wake Forrest Road

As the Capital Blvd Boardwalk becomes asphalt, the wet lands and Forrest of the Middle Crabtree Creek Greenway come into sight. Straight paths give way to curves and creek crossings after you cross under Wake Forrest Road.

The woods are busy with construction noise while the quaking ducks utilise the creeks as a landing strip as the ducks move up and down Crabtree creek. The adjoining woods are quickly being turned into condominiums as this area quickly becomes one of the most populated sections of downtown Raleigh.

An overhang structure under a train tresses as it curves with with the creek. As the Greenway straightens as you pass the old Long branch Saloon and always open Raleigh Ale House.

Fast becoming one of Raleigh's downtown retail centers the Wake Forrest Road offers Greenway users a chance to use Raleigh's Greenway to take care of their errands. Put a basket on your bike and drink coffee from the book store while you shop for groceries and office supplies.