The Carolina Thread Trail is a developing regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. There are over 260 miles of trails and 170 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.

Volunteer with Us on National Public Lands Day

IMG_1150Join us at Crowders Mountain State Park for a public work day on September 30th. Help get the Ridgeline Trail in top shape for the fall and enjoy lunch on us! Explore more volunteer opportunities and register for the work day here.





Fall into the Thread, Thursday, October 5

20161006-IMG_1049-HDRJoin your fellow trail enthusiasts to celebrate the cooler and colorful outdoor season for hiking, biking and paddling! The evening features live music, local beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and guest speaker, Woody Connette. Event details.








Carolina Thread Trail Pale Ale Available NOW

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Blue Blaze Brewing has crafted the perfect beer for your summer adventures—the Carolina Thread Trail Pale Ale! This delicious summer beer was released at National Trails Day and is now available at Blue Blaze’s brewery, U.S. National Whitewater Center and more. More.







Paddle the Rocky River

Rocky-River-volunteers_034-(10)-homepageThe Rocky River Blueway starts at Pharr Family Preserve in Midland, NC, and continues downriver for approximately 65 miles to Blewett Falls in Lilesville, NC. This undammed river trail provides a true wilderness paddling adventure just an hour or so from Charlotte! View the blueway map.



Show Your Love for Trails – Become a Member


Trailheads_webJoin 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, newsletter, guided hikes and special event tickets! Learn more.