Avoid the Ivy
Learn to recognize poison ivy, which commonly grows along the edges of trails, fields, and rivers. If contacted, use soap and a washcloth to vigorously wash the oils from your skin.
Parking Address and Trailhead Location: 114 Aquadale Road, Oakboro, NC 28129 MAP
The Thread Trail .2-mile segment is part of a half-mile gravel trail provides an excellent place for walking, running, or biking. Marked by a Carolina Thread Trail sign, the Oakboro Trail follows along the railroad tracks and then winds through a wooded area which connects to Oakboro's District Park. The path is shaded on both sides with mature trees.
Although a short trail, the Oakboro Rail Trail connects trail visitors with recreation landmarks in the town. At the trailhead, trail users can begin their trip by visiting the Oakboro Railroad Museum, a small museum in the former rail depot. This museum showcases Oakboro's long history as a rail stop and a few locomotives can be found near the museum entrance. For visitors wishing to extend their walk, the Oakboro Rail Trail connects to other trails that loop around the small lake within Oakboro's District Park. The park offers a covered picnic station, Gazebo on the pond, as well as several exercise stations throughout the park.
Bike Racks are located at the trailhead.
The Oakboro Railroad Museum is free and open to the public year-round on weekends.
Visit the Town of Oakboro website for more information or contact:
Town of Oakboro
109 North Main Street
Oakboro, NC 28129