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First Broad River Trail

The First Broad River Trail is a natural surface trail that follows the First Broad River. This 1.5-mile trail which runs under a historic wooden railroad trestle and over the First Broad River via a 120-foot-long suspension bridge.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking Mountain biking
Location
Shelby (NC)
Length
1.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Sidewalk
Motorized Vehicles
Unknown
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
20
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

**This trail is closed indefinitely due to recent Flooding - updated 2/12/20**

This section of the Carolina Thread Trail is a 1.5-mile natural surface trail which follows the First Broad River in Shelby, NC.Take in the great views from this new trail which runs under a historic wooden railroad trestle and over the First Broad River via a 120-foot-long suspension bridge. The river outlook is perfect for wildlife and bird viewing and a hand-carry boat launch conveniently located near the trailhead parking lot offers easy access for paddling.

Other Information

Visit the City of Shelby's website for more information.

Trail Manager

Contact for more information:

City of Shelby
Charlie Holtzclaw-Director
850 W Sumter St
Shelby, NC 28150

704-484-6811
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: West Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150 MAP

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