Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail (Thread Trail) is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are 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. It is creating a community and conservation legacy that will give so much, to so many, for so long.

What’s New

Trail Masters Class of 2014

We congratulate 13 new volunteer Trail Masters for completing the Trail Masters Training Course! This dedicated group of volunteers lead the efforts on our trails during volunteer workdays, monitor segments of the Thread Trail as well as support staff on trail projects and special events throughout the year. Learn more.


Annual Trail Forum Set for December 4

5th Annual Trail Forum

Registration is now open for our Seventh Annual Trail Forum. This information-packed, day-long conference is for practitioners and community leaders interested in advancing the Thread Trail throughout our fifteen-county region. We are also looking for volunteers to assist at the event. Learn more.



A Successful Fall Into The Thread

INVITEtrailheads2014_Page_1We had a great time at Fall Into The Thread at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors, Trailheads founding corporate partner. Many thanks to all attendees and a special welcome to our 30 new Trailheads members! See event photos.




 New Trail Open in Catawba Indian Nation

catawbaindiannation_webWalk in the footsteps of South Carolina’s earliest inhabitants along this new trail in the Catawba Indian Nation. This 2.2-mile, natural surface trail offers a unique opportunity to experience the history of the Catawbas, who have resided in this area since 5000 B.C. Beginning from the Cultural Center Trail, the Greenway Trail picks up near the Catawba River and continues along the water. Learn more.


Become a Trailheads Member Today!

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