Featured Trails

Carolina Thread Trails

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Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Gastonia (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.9 miles, One Way

This paved greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. Several small bridges cross over the Catawba Creek. There are numerous areas with information about the various species of birds can be found on this greenway along the trail.

Bakers Creek Greenway/ 8th Street Greenway
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Kannapolis (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.5 miles, One Way

The Bakers Creek Greenway & 8th Street Greenway connect near Bakers Creek Park. Of this system, 1.5 miles of trail are marked as the Carolina Thread Trail.

Baxter Village Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Fort Mill (SC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length3.3 miles, One Way

The Baxter Village Trail is part of a 9-mile network of trails within the Baxter Village community. This segment of the Thread Trail trail is moderately hilly and features several streams along its length.

Belmont to Cramerton Sidewalk Connector
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Belmont (NC)
Cramerton (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.3 miles, One Way

This sidewalk connection runs along S. Main Street and Eagle Road in order to connect the towns of Cramerton and Belmont within Gaston County.

Bessemer City Park Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Bessemer City (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.3 miles, One Way

The Bessemer City Park Trail trail can be accessed through Bessemer City Park where there are basketball courts, a playground, and a water park.

Blue Star Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Horseback Riding
Location Fort Mill (SC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.4 miles, Network

The Blue Star Trail is 7.2 miles long of which 1.4 miles is designated Thread Trail. The Blue Star Trail is part of the larger Anne Springs Close Greenway network of trails totaling 40 miles.

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Mount Pleasant (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length2.1 miles, One Way

The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail is a natural surface trail that takes visitors through restored oak-savanna, farmland and along Adams Creek. This property is preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. 


Carolinas Medical Center Trail-Lincoln
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Lincolnton (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.6 miles, Loop

Sidewalk that wraps around the CMC-Lincoln Hospital meandering through trees, two ponds and sitting areas.

Catawba Nation Greenway Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Location Rock Hill (SC)
Difficulty Easy
Length2.5 miles, One Way

This natural surface trail runs along the Catawba River through the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation and is open to the public to enjoy and learn about this area's Native American tribe. 

Catawba River Blueway - Lake Norman Section
Uses Paddling
Location Catawba (NC)
Catawba Springs (NC)
Cornelius (NC)
Davidson (NC)
Denver (NC)
Huntersville (NC)
Mooresville (NC)
Troutman (NC)
Difficulty Moderate
Length31.1 miles, One Way

31-mile stretch along the Catawba River starting at the north terminus of Lake Norman. This section brings you pass Lake Norman State Park and Latta Plantation Preserve.

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