The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) is an exciting project that’s creating a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are 135 miles of The Thread open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.
The Thread 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. The Thread is providing a community and conservation legacy that will give so much, to so many, for so long.
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Tread The Thread 5K & 10K!
On Saturday, May 3 run on a new segment of The Thread at Buffalo Creek Preserve and Trail! The 5K and new 10K route will highlight this 390 acre conserved property in Mt. Pleasant, NC, just 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte. Free local beer and food for all runners! Find out more on this trail race.>>
Seven Oaks Preserve Trail in Belmont is CLOSED TO BIKES until further notice.
This natural surface trail at the Seven Oaks Preserve at 6900 S. New Hope Road in Belmont (near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden) has received heavy use since it opened in December 2013. This is wonderful news, but with the rain and snow, it has been damaged in some areas. We are working to get these problem areas fixed and encouraging folks to stay off the trail when wet. Explore this new trail! >>
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Trail is Now Open in Statesville
A NEW trail at the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council’s Oak Springs Campus in Statesville is now open!
Learn more about this trail that opened Nov. 9! >>
New Group Connects Women to The Thread!
The Greenway Gals is a group of women who will get together to hike and kayak several times a year along the Carolina Thread Trail! It will be a fun way to experience the outdoors as well as support the mission of The Thread. Learn more and join Greenway Gals! >>
Long Creek Trail is Currently Closed
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department is currently constructing a new wastewater facility near the Long Creek Trail in southwest Mecklenburg County. For your safety, this trail will be closed for approximately eight months while this structure is being constructed. We know this is a popular trail that careens through to a conserved wooded area and connects to trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. So, we apologize for the inconvenience and we’ll keep you posted on when this trail will reopen to the public.
Find Trails With Our Interactive Map!
Our interactive map will help you find trails, greenways and blueways on The Thread by location, use or amenities. Find trails and get outside on The Thread! >>
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 donation. The first 200 Trailheads will receive a $10 gift card from Jesse Brown’s Outdoors in addition to a car decal and “Inside The Thread” emails. Learn more. >>