First Broad River Trail

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


***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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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Mountain Biking
Location Shelby (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.5 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Natural surface
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Unknown
ADA Compliant Partial
Number of parking spaces 20
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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