Bessemer City Park Trail

The Bessemer City Park Trail is about 0.5 miles within the park, and the Carolina Thread Trail continues through downtown for a total of 1.28 miles. The trail can be accessed at many points, including Bessemer City Park where there are basketball courts, a playground, and a water park.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Bessemer City (NC)
1.3 miles, One Way
Natural surface, Boardwalk, Sidewalk
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


Surrounded by an urban environment, the Bessemer City Trail provides a quick escape to nature. The looped trail offers rolling topography in a heavily wooded setting. Not only does the trail provide an opportunity for leisure but three access points provide transportation connections for surrounding neighborhoods to access the city park, pool and community building. Visitors will encounter historic remains of the city lake style community pool and bath house built in 1923. Visitors will also have the opportunity to pick wild muscadine grapes from vines along the trail.

The Thread segment leads you out of the park across the street onto W Alabama Avenue where there is a gas station and into the downtown of Bessemer City.  Turn left onto N 12th Street. You'll pass historic brick buildings and cross the train tacks as you enter the main part of town.  Take a left onto W Virginia Avenue and continue down N 14th Street until the sidewalk ends. This is where The Thread segments ends for now. 

Other Information

There is an additional Carolina Thread Trail sign located off of Boston Avenue, providing pedestrian access to the trail (there is no parking permitted at this entrance).

Trail Manager

Visit the Bessemer City website for more information about Bessemer City Park or contact:

City of Bessemer City
Parks & Recreation Director
220 S. 14th Street
Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 629-5111
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: 220 South 14th Street, Bessemer City, NC 28016 MAP

Trailhead Location:  MAP

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