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

Fall Into The Thread on October 10

INVITEtrailheads2014_Page_1You’re invited to “Fall Into The Thread” Trail with us! Enjoy an evening of live music, libations and local food at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors in Charlotte. Conservation Biologist Chris Matthews will give a special presentation on the value of open space. Plus, attendees will take home a Trailheads shirt and gift cards from Jesse Brown’s and Whole Foods Market. Learn more.


New Operating Hours at Pharr Family Preserve Trail

pharr_tree_150Please note that the hours at the Pharr Family Preserve Trail and Canoe/Kayak Launch in Midland, N.C., have changed for the season. The gate to the trail and launch opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Learn more.



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.


Riverbend Canoe and Kayak Launch Now Open

1-DSC_0015The Town of Midland celebrated the grand opening of the Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch. Explore the new natural surface trail or paddle the 4.5-mile Rocky River Blueway from Pharr Family Preserve down to Riverbend Farm. 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