Heritage Partners of Cherokee County

Murphy, NC

Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails


Trail Heads



Discover the Murphy River Walk and Canoe Trails!


The approximate 3 miles of easy walking trails start

 at the far end of Konehete Park along the Valley River,

 and end at the Old L&N Depot by the Hiwassee River bridge.


Enjoy walking through Konehete Park then along the river past the historic Leach Place and the abandoned railroad trestle to the Historic L&N Depot.  During much of the year, you can also enjoy the Rustic Loop along the Hiwassee River.

River Walk Trail Heads with parking and trail information can be found at:

Old L&N Depot, off Hiwassee Street

Konehete Park, off Valley River Avenue

Hilton Street, behind the Health Department

McClelland Street, between Tennessee and Hilton Streets


Brochures with the trail information are also available at the Tourist Information Office on Tennessee Street in town.

Click here for the River Walk Map

 The Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails is proudly sponsored by Heritage Partners.

Since its inception as a concept in 2002, the River Walk has come to be a model public and private partnership.

Thanks to our partners:


The North Carolina Department of Transportation

Town of Murphy

Cherokee County/Konehete Park

The Cherokee County Tourism Development Authority

Hiawassee Watershed Coalition

Cherokee Preservation Foundation

The Dub & Murray Martin Trust for Cherokee & Clay Counties

Cherokee County Arts Council

And, most importantly, our Volunteer Project Manager, Johnny Strawn

and all the on-site volunteers who quietly make it all happen!



Work days are scheduled at an "As Needed" basis.

To be added to our list of volunteers, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:

Jim Sullivan




You can also go to our River Walk Facebook Page and "LIKE" us to keep up with all our activities!


Heritage Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contributions to its good works for the community

 are tax deductible. All projects, publications and events are made possible by private contributions and matching grants.

Click Here to donate.


Heritage Partners of Cherokee County

P.O. Box 1152

Murphy, NC  28906