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


Member Event: Hike the Ridgeline on Sept. 19

Enjoy fresh air and fantastic views along the Ridgeline Trail at Crowders Mountain State Park! This 8.5-mile guided hike is for Trailheads and Greenway Gals and their guests. Learn more.



Fall into the Thread on Oct. 8

FITT_EMAILJoin fellow trail enthusiasts to celebrate the fall outdoor season with food, drinks and music! Special guest Jennifer Pharr Davis, the female Appalachian Trail supported thru-hiker record holder, will be joining us! Event details.



Rowan County Joins Carolina Thread Trail

Granite Lake Park Trail 150 x 150The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted July 6 to officially join the Carolina Thread Trail, making Rowan County the final county to formally adopt the 15-county Thread Trail master plan for its community. Read news release.



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.