The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are over 220 miles of trails open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions. The Thread Trail preserves our natural areas and is a place for exploration of nature, culture, science and history. This is a landmark project that provides public and community benefits for everyone, in every community.

What’s New


Giving Tuesday Campaign

The Carolina Thread Trail is participating in #GivingTuesdayCLT, sponsored by SHARE Charlotte. #GivingTuesdayCLT is a season of giving that runs from Nov. 10 to Dec 1. Learn more about Giving Tuesday and how your donations help the Carolina Thread Trail succeed!



8th Annual Trail Forum on Dec. 3

Registration is now open for our eighth Annual Trail Forum. This conference connects individuals, leading experts and industry professionals who are passionate about the trail business and the Carolina Thread Trail. Participate in learning sessions and networking opportunities.



New Bridge and Trail Open

On Nov. 5 the Thread Trail celebrated the opening of a new suspension bridge and the Kathryn G. Clark Trail in Denver, NC. The bridge and 1.1-mile trail are a part of the Forney Creek Trail at Sally’s YMCA. Learn more.




Become a Trailheads Member Today!

Join the grassroots effort to put hundreds of miles of trail on the ground by joining Trailheads with a $25, $50 or $100 donation. Trailheads membership includes car decal, Inside The Thread e-newsletter, Trailheads t-shirt, baseball cap, guided hikes and special event tickets!  Learn more.