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 trail which runs under a steel railroad trestle and over the First Broad River via a 170-foot-long suspension bridge. Ramp decks are located on both ends of the bridge to provide accessibility. 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.
Visit the City of Shelby's website for more information.
Contact for more information:
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: West Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150 MAP
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Yes, the bridge is officially open again! It's even bigger and more impressive than the previous bridge. Definitely worth checking out!
The section of the trail with the suspension bridge is still closed, with an anticipated reopening at the end of February. However, the trail is open and accessible from the parking lot of the Ingles at West Dixon Blvd and Polkville Rd.
-Carolina Thread Trail Team