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First Broad River Trail

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Trailhead

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

Description

***This Trail is Closed Indefinitely Due to Recent Flooding*** -3/23/20

 

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
Parks and Recreation
850 W Sumter St
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-6811

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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.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Mountain Biking
Location Shelby (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Moderate
Length1.5 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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