Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

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The Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail traverses 5.3 miles of the Aberdeen and Rockfish corridor in Harnett County, North Carolina. It connects the downtown areas of Dunn and Erwin, coursing through the suburbs, light industrial areas and cotton fields, crossing the Black River and wetlands.

The Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway; interpretive markers and signs relay the history of the area. The trail is also close to shops and restaurants.

Though the trail is gravel, wheelchair users will find the road-level route accessible. Nearby attractions include parks, the Cape Fear River, the Erwin History Room, the General Lee Airborne Museum, the Averasboro Battlefield Museum and the Centennial Trail in downtown Erwin.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the Dunn trailhead from the north, take I-95 south to Exit 73, head west on Cumberland Street/US Highway 421/NC 55 then turn right on Orange Avenue. Drive three blocks to Harnett Street and park along the road or in the Harnett Primary School lot. The trailhead is behind the school.

To reach the Erwin trailhead, continue on US Highway 421/NC 55 past Dunn. In Erwin, turn left on Old Field Church Road, then right on East H Street. The trail ends in the median on this street.

Dunn Area Tourism Authority
P.O. Box 310
Dunn, NC 28335


Scenic, shaded, and scluded

   June, 2015 by jbarbour1

We parked our truck in Erwin, and started at the trial head on our 21 speed mountain bikes. The trails were well maintained, there were a lot of rural scenery, it was not busy, it was mostly smooth crushed rock, and it intersected with public streets. ...read more

Very Nice

   June, 2014 by odhinn

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Easy and pleasant walk

   May, 2014 by carolscheib

The rail trail between Dunn and Erwin NC is level and well maintained. The locals use it often and feel as though it is their duty to tell visitors about the surrounding area. If you plan to do the entire 10 miles, pack no less than 2 bottles of water ...read more