Oakboro Rail Trail

Trail Tips

Road Walk Wisdom

Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.


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.

Other Information

Bike Racks are located at the trailhead.

The Oakboro Railroad Museum is free and open to the public year-round on weekends.

Trail Manager

Visit the Town of Oakboro website for more information or contact:

Town of Oakboro
109 North Main Street
Oakboro, NC 28129
Phone: 704-485-3351


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(Courtesy: Nancy Pierce)

This .5-mile trail runs along the railroad. The trail also provides access to many points of interest in the town including the Oakboro Rail Museum and the Oakboro District Park.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Oakboro (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.2 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces14
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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