First Broad River Trail

Trail Tips

Tune In, Not Out

Keep the volume of portable music devices on low, so that you can hear other trail users and traffic.

Trailhead

Parking Address: 940 West Grover Street, Shelby, NC 2815. Map.

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

This section of the Carolina Thread Trail is a 2.2-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.

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Shelby's website for more information or contact:

City of Shelby
Planning Director
P.O. Box 207
315 South Lafayette Street,
Shelby NC 28150

Phone: 704-471-0026

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The First Broad River Trail is a natural surface trail that follows the First Broad River. This 2.2-mile trail which runs under a historic wooden railroad trestle and over the First Broad River via a 120-foot-long suspension bridge.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Mountain Biking
Location Shelby (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Moderate
Length2.2 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Natural surface
Sidewalk
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesUnknown
ADA CompliantPartial
Number of parking spaces20
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Beat the Heat

Wear lightweight, breathable clothes and consider exercising in the morning or evening, when it is cooler. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after activity.

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