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North Carolina National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in North Carolina:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in North Carolina: There are 552.07 miles of NRTs in North Carolina and 37 trails!

Visit North Carolina's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country


North Carolina Bicycling and Mountain Biking


    Blue Ridge Bicycle Club lists recommended mountain bike rides in Pisgah National Forest:

    Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club, Wilkesboro, NC, has built 6 miles of mountain bike trails near the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir in partnership with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers:

    East Coast Greenway is a project to link seabord states with trails and on-road routes; information is available for all traversed states: ME, NH, Massachusetts, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL:

    North Carolina Bicycle Club (NCBC) site is another center for information:

    Pisgah Area SORBA volunteers put in 2,017 work hours on the trails in Pisgah National Forest,in 2008; get involved:

    Tarheel Trailblazers is the Charlotte area mountain bike club: covers Mountain Biking in the Triangle Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region:

    Uwharrie Mountain Bike Association works to establish and develop mountain bike riding opportunities in central North Carolina's Uwharrie National Forest:

North Carolina Equestrian Trails



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North Carolina Greenways and Community Trails


North Carolina Hiking Trails


    Along the Blue Ridge Parkway's 469 miles are over 100 hiking trails keyed to parkway mile markers with difficulty rating, length, and photos:

    Carolina Mountain Club promotes conservation, hiking, and trail building and maintenance:

    DuPont State Forest Trails maps and descriptions of hiking

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park: more than 70 trails, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, and elevation profiles:

    For several descriptions of Highlands Area trails:

    Nantahala Hiking Club has the responsibility of maintaining the Appalachian Trail from the Georgia state line 60 miles north to the Nantahala River:

    Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers site provides a newsletter and information on events and trail maintenance:

    American Volkssport Association hosts year-round walking events; search by state

North Carolina Long-Distance Trails


    Appalachian Trail Conservancy provides resources and stewardship for the trail:

    The planned 273-mile Benton MacKaye Trail, who inspired the creation of the Appalachian Trail, will extend from Springer Mountain, GA, through Cherokee National Forest in TN and the GreAugust 9, 2007il:

    Great Eastern Trail plans to link existing trails alongthe Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York:

    Mountains to Sea Trail is a 900+ mile trail consisting of footpaths, roads, and state bike routes that is plannedd to reach across North Carolina:

North Carolina Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


    Southern Four Wheel Drive Association provides land use information, events, contacts, education, and photos:

North Carolina Rail Trails and Canal Trails


North Carolina Snow Trails


North Carolina Waterway and Boating Trails


North Carolina Statewide Advocacy and Resources


North Carolina State Trails Program


North Carolina Outdoor Recreation




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