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Ellis Park Trail

This 0.4-mile trail is in Ellis Park, a 26-acre destination devoted to including everyone in outdoor fun. The Carolina Thread Trail segment is across the street from the ball fields and accessible playground.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
Salisbury (NC)
0.40 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Mowed grass
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawm - Dusk


The Carolina Thread Trail segment of the park starts across Old Mocksville Road from the larger softball field within Ellis Park. From near the #7 disc golf tee, the trail follows the course past the equestrian center.

Ellis Park itself includes a fully accessible playground, featuring accessible swings, musical instruments, slides, merry-go-round, and more. Rowan County Website.  The Therapeutic Division for Rowan County Parks and Recreation is also located at Ellis Park. This is a program to make recreation available for individuals with disabilities. Other activities and programs at the park include The Senior Games and Silver Arts division for Rowan County Parks and Recreation.

Trail Manager

Contact the Parks Supervisor at 704-216-7783.

Rowan County Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Director
6800 Bringle Ferry Road
Salisbury, NC 28146
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Trail Tips

Ride Safe
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.
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 3541 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 MAP

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