Saturday, June 1, 2023

Hike, Bike, Paddle and Play Across the Region

Be a part of our region’s largest
celebrations of trails and the outdoors.

On June 1, we’re spreading the National Trails Day fun across North Carolina and South Carolina with a variety of FREE guided hikes and bike rides throughout the day in multiple locations. Check back soon as outdoor adventures are added! Advance registration is requested.


Guided Bike Ride: Little Sugar Creek Greenway – NoDa to SC state line

Ride along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, beginning in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood and continuing south to the South Carolina state line.



Guided Sketching Hike: Oakboro Rail Trail

Unleash your inner artist! Artist Wil Bosbyshell will lead a guided hike and colored pencil sketching class at the Oakboro Rail Trail in Oakboro, NC.



Guided Hike: Pharr Family Trail

Hike with Trail Master Dave Edwards at the Pharr Family Preserve Trail in Midland, NC, property that is permanently conserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy.



Guided Hike: Future Overmountain Victory Trail

Join us at the historic Kings Mountain National Military Park, where you’ll learn about a new trail project that will connect the park to Gaffney, SC and beyond.



Guided Hike: South Fork Rail Trail

Enjoy beautiful wild flowers, mountain-like bluffs and historic structures on this 4 mile hike along the South Fork River.



Guided Hike: Poston Park to Spencer Mountain

Hike with us at Poston Park to get a sneak peek into the Spencer Mountain and Poston Park trail projects!



Guided Hike: Mineral Springs Greenway

Join Trail Master Lynn Rivera for a guided hike on the Mineral Springs Greenway, where she has led volunteers in significant habitat restoration work!



Guided Hike: Bakers Mountain Loop Trail

Join us in exploring the peaks and gullies of Bakers Mountain.



A trail covered in fallen leaves winds through a forest of gray-barked trees, with a river peeking out in the distance.

Guided Hike: Catawba Nation Greenway Trail

Enjoy beautiful views of the Catawba River and learn about the proud and significant history and culture of the Catawba Indians who have resided on these ancestral lands for nearly 6,000 years.



Partner-Led Program: Sunset Walk at Lindsay Pettus Greenway

The Lindsay Pettus Greenway will host a 1.5 mile Sunset Walk on Saturday, June 1st at 7 pm, starting at the Nature Pavilion on Colonial Drive. Reservations are not necessary. Dogs are welcome. For more information, please email info@lindsaypettusgreenway.org.



Find your own trail adventure on our online trail map.


Looking for ideas for trails to visit? Download our Guide to 6 Springtime Adventures on the Thread Trail

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