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Carl Spangler Trail

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Trail Tips

Conscious Crossing

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


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


The Carl Spangler Trail connects the First Broad River Trail to Grover Street with a natural and gravel surface path. When the trail ends, there is a pedestrian crossing on Grove Street. The sidewalk continues to Lee Street allowing the hiker, biker and walker to go from an urban area to a natural area. Along the path there is a swing that overlooks an expansive bluff of the First Broad River, perfect for a rest. The First Broad River flows through the center of the Cleveland County, NC and joins the Broad River about 2 miles north of the South Carolina boundary.

Other Information

To learn more about Carl Spangler, read an article commemorating his life. Gardner-Webb Newsletter

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 1.2 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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Pace Yourself

Plan to exercise for short time or distance, at a comfortable pace. As you become more active, you can gradually increase your output and notice your endurance as it improves.

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