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 250 miles of trails and 100 miles of blueway 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


THANK YOU for rallying around trails, greenways and blueways during the season of giving! Because of your support, over $50,000 will help fund the expansion of the 140-mile North-South Spine segment of the Thread Trail. We are grateful for your continued investment into your region’s developing connected trail network!



FREE Public Programming Now Available

Want to learn about local plants? Interested in exploring your community on a bike through a greenway? Ever wonder what you should bring on a day hike or how the natural ecology works to sustain our existence? Well, now you have the opportunity with our new Program Coordinator! In partnership between Carolina Thread Trail and Catawba Lands Conservancy, we invite adults and families on our trails, rivers, greenways and conserved properties! 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 magnet, printed newsletter, Thread Trail t-shirt, baseball cap, guided hikes and special event tickets!  Learn more.