When biking, wear a helmet and use a bell to signal your approach to other trail users. Consider bringing a spare tube and pump so that you can fix a flat tire and offer help to other cyclists in need. When riding on roads, bike in the same direction as traffic.
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 126 Broad River Dr, Shelby, NC 28152. MAP
The Broad River Greenway portion that is designated Thread Trail includes the River Trail of 2.2 miles and the Cottonwood Trail of 1.8 miles along the Broad River. The Broad River Greenway area is approximately 1,500 acres of protected land on both sides of the Broad River in Cleveland County. It is owned by Cleveland County and the Town of Boiling Springs and managed by the Broad River Council. The Broad River Greenway joins more than 20 miles of multi-use trails along both sides of the river. A handicapped accessible interpretive area with educational displays is available. There is a fishing pier and canoe access, as well as a wooden playground and a number of points where one can rest on a bench, or enjoy a picnic with grills provided. The Broad River has been an important part of this community for many generations.
"Silence, and a sharp eye, might be rewarded with a glimpse of an Osprey, a Broad-winged hawk, Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Spotted Sandpiper, Pine Warbler, colorful Parula Warbler, or a Red-eyed Vireo. The Greenway is also home to several types of duck.
Stay on the trail designated for your activity. Pedestrians and cyclists yield to horseback riders.
Though the Broad River Greenway is designated Carolina Thread Trail, the Broad River is not.
Broad River Greenway
PO Box 1015
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
126 Broad River Road
Shelby, NC 28152