Highlands, North Carolina (NC) Trails & Maps

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  • Blue Ridge Railroad Historical Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: SC
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Woodchips

    This moderately difficult walk follows the bed of railroad that was never completed—the America Civil War got in the way of SC Statesman John C. Calhoun's rail dream. They did get as far as starting to build three tunnels into the mountain, ...
  • Brevard Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brevard Bike Path is a relatively flat trail, nearly 5 miles long. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest up to the Davidson River Campground. The south ...
  • French Broad River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek, Carrier, and French Broad River. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of land, through the parks and among some residential and light commercial ...
  • Little Tennessee River Greenway (Franklin)

    State: NC
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Little Tennessee River Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River and a tributary, Cartoogechaye Creek. There are plans to extend the greenway from Suli Marsh, at Arthur Drake Road to Lake Emory, another 2 miles. The greenway meanders ...
  • Nantahala Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 1.2-mile Nantahala Bikeway extends from the Nantahala Outdoor Center to the Nantahala Gorge raft launch site in the Nantahala National Forest. A half-mile of the trail follows an abandoned spur of the Murphy Branch, now the popular Great ...
  • Swamp Rabbit Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: SC
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The nearly 20-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. Beginning in the north at Tate Road in Travelers Rest, the trail passes the North Greenville Medical ...
  • Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: GA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (a.k.a. Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake the 1.7-mile paved path meanders through a beautiful southern Appalachian forest ...
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