First Broad River Trail

Trail Tips

Conscious Crossing

Make eye contact with oncoming drivers before crossing a street, even at a crosswalk. Use crossing signals when available.

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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