Sam's Branch Greenway is a 1.25-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 are now 70 contiguous miles of greenways from downtown Clayton to Raleigh, Durham and beyond!
To ease access to these trails, the Town of Clayton has provided multiple trailhead/parking areas along the trail.