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



 Fall Events Near Trails

We’ve put together a list of fall events occurring near Carolina Thread Trail segments so that you can take advantage of the beautiful fall weather. Enjoy the fall activities put on by the region while also spending time outside on a trail!




Welcome New Trail Masters!

12032110_952780911447003_2506390212163443370_nCongratulations to the newest additions to our Trail Masters program. These individuals are both volunteers and community partners; they were recently certified in sustainable trail design and construction and are committed to building trails in the region. Trail Masters are integral to the success of the Carolina Thread Trail and we are grateful for their passion and dedication!



Suspension Bridge Opening on Oct. 30

Suspension Bridge

The communities of Lancaster, SC and Waxhaw, NC want you to join them at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed cross-state suspension bridge, which will connect the two states! Learn more.



Forney Creek Trail Opening on Nov. 5

Come out to celebrate the grand opening of the Forney Creek Trail and the swinging pedestrian bridge on the Sally’s YMCA segment. Explore the trail after the ribbon cutting at noon! View the trail map.




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.




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.