Murphy River Walk is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Murphy, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

river

views

city walk

historic site

Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails is the crown jewel of the City of Murphy. The beautiful 4-mile greenway encircles the historic town center of Murphy, North Carolina. Meticulously maintained, the trail is also home of the famed Leech Place of Cherokee Legend. Confluence Loop takes you to where the Valley River and Hiwassee River meet and empty in to Hiwassee Reservoir. Being at the tail end of the artificial lake, during the summers the high waters cover up much of the low lying flats along the Hiwassee Rivers and becomes a popular spot to Canoe at. There are multiple trailheads to choose from, Including ample parking at Konehete Park. Another Parking Lot can be found on McClelland Street near the middle point of the trail. The trailhead marked on this map is at the south end of the trail on Hiwassee Street at the old L&N Depot, The old unused railroad tracks themselves offer an alternative walking trail up to the old rail bridge and the overpass at Tennessee Street is a popular local graffiti spot. There is ample interpretive signage on the trail offering information about history and local plants and animals. There are even QR codes which can be read by a smartphone allowing for an education audio tour. Dogs should be kept on leashes, and there are stations where you can got baggies to clean up after your doggies. The trail north of the river in Konehete Park is paved and wheelchair accessible.

walking
26 days ago

Easy to get to, easy to walk. Litter throughout trail was pretty disappointing. We packed out as much trash as we could, but had to leave more behind than we had wished. Other than that it’s a nice little nature walk in the middle of town and easy for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Just a great place to take a easy stroll along the river and woods.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail to walk your dog. Beautiful river front walk with optional audio tour.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a very easy trail (and that is saying something coming from me). There was a tree down when we went, but we climbed through it to finish the entire trail. It is like two walks in one. Part is covered by tree canopy, with gravel and boardwalk paths near the water. The other part is a paved path in a park near baseball fields.

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk. Trail is well maintained. Good for just a simple walk next to the river with your dog or kids.

hiking
3 months ago

The local Scout Troop often hikes the trail keeping it clean. Murphy Rock Stars hide painted rocks along the trails. This is a local favorite, after heavy rain periods the trail can become muddy. Our Scout Group Hikes this Trail 6-8 times a year.

walking
5 months ago

Great trail to walk my dog. Just stay away from the main park if you want to walk off leash. If your dog minds like mine!!!!! Thanks Murphy

hiking
5 months ago

This is an easy trail with lots of access points as well as parking. It attaches to an outdoor activities center called Konehete Park, and is dog friendly. The trail is well maintained and heavily trafficked.

5 months ago

Great for quick access and ability to let in a hour of power walking off the streets. Easier on your feet vs pavement.

walking
7 months ago

The Murphy River Walk is one of my favorite trails in this area. It is meticulously maintained and even in the middle of winter there are always a couple of people walking the trail. I've met a lot of interesting people in the few short months I've been regularly walking it. I can't believe the trail isn't on AllTrails yet.

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