Asheville, NC Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Catawba River Greenway

3.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Doodle Rail Trail

8.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Oconaluftee River Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Oklawaha Greenway

3.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Point Lookout Trail

3.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

28 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Purple Martin Greenway

3.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

13.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Wilma Dykeman Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Erwin Linear Trail

4.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Estatoe Trail

5.6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Gravel

French Broad River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Peavine Trail (NC)

1.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Grass

Glenn's Creek Greenway

1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Reed Creek Trail

0.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial...
NC 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Doodle Rail Trail connects the towns of Easley and Pickens in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. The paved trail follows the former Doodle Line railroad for just over 8 miles and includes...
SC 8.5 mi Asphalt
The Oconaluftee River Trail is a popular 3 mile out-and-back trail along the banks of the river of the same name. The popular gravel trail is one of two in the Smokey Mountains National Park that...
NC 1.5 mi Dirt
For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly...
NC 3.5 mi Asphalt
The paved, 3.6-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more...
NC 3.6 mi Asphalt
The 28-mile Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System) Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad...
SC 28 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Purple Martin Greenway provides a beautiful community amenity in Rutherfordton. The quaint western North Carolina town was established in 1787 and has many buildings on the National Register of...
NC 3.2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Thermal Belt Rail Trail lies at the heart of communities in Rutherford and Polk County. The name of the trail comes from the surrounding Isothermal Belt region which results in mild...
NC 13.6 mi Asphalt
This is a 2-mile greenway located in the newly improved River Arts District on the east bank of the French Broad River. It was developed as part of the larger River Arts District Transportation...
NC 2 mi Asphalt
Overview The Erwin Linear Trail (a.k.a. the Erwin Greenway) parallels I-26 along North Indian Creek and Nolichucky waterways for 4.3 miles. The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the...
TN 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Estatoe Trail is a relatively flat trail, spanning just over 5 miles. About 1 mile (northwest end) follows the old Carr Lumber Company railway corridor and extends into the Pisgah National Forest...
NC 5.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Gravel
The French Broad River Greenway links three of Asheville's parks: Hominy Creek River Park, Carrier Park, and French Broad River Park. The trail follows the river, coursing through a wooded strip of...
NC 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass...
NC 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Grass
Glens Creek Greenway is a one-mile shared use trail in Asheville, North Carolina. It stretches between Weaver Park and Broadway St. Although short, the trail connects to destinations including Weaver...
NC 1 mi Asphalt
Reed Creek Greenway is a short but pleasant multiuse path that connects downtown Asheville to the University of North Carolina campus. The trail starts on Magnolia Avenue and parallels the creek and...
NC 0.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt

Recent Trail Reviews

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Thanks for such a nice way to see NC

April, 2024 by vc2019

Enjoyed the entire trail on Aprils Fool Day. It is a nice wide trail from beginning to end. There are some road crossings but all are well marked. We saw walkers and cyclist on this overcast spring day. Impressive maps at the parking lots.

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

great ride

March, 2024 by dongrant18

Wide, long ascents and descents and varied scenery. We wisded that we had stopped at Fly Boy Pizza and Fly Girl Brewing at Mile 3.5. Super friendly bike store called Grumpy’s around mile 6 across the street from the trail.

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Nice paved trail

March, 2024 by nharman84

You can do just about anything on this trail and it’s a nice length. Love this trail for walking and biking.

Accordion

Oklawaha Greenway

Really enjoyed riding here. Wish the one big road crossing wasn't as daunting but overall a great trail with several parks to visit! Will def come back

March, 2024 by zekecarsella

Really enjoyed riding here. Wish the one big road crossing wasn't as daunting but overall a great trail with several parks to visit! Will def come back

Doodle Rail Trail

Hilly, not crowded

March, 2024 by woodencanoe1

This was my third ride on the Doodle trail. It is hillier than the Greenville Swamp Rabbit trail, and much less crowded. Good bathrooms at each end, and a nice store at the Pickens end that serves sandwiches and craft beers in cans and bottles.

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Great Paved Rail Trail

February, 2024 by dy9b5wdhhp

I was visiting my parents at a nearby city and saw this trail listed. I hopped on it on the southern end in Forest City at mile 13.6 and road to the trailhead in Gilkey and back. It was a fantastic ride and nice to see that it is completely paved and lots of places to stop and admire. I plan on coming backs after spring to enjoy the trail in full bloom!

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

This trail offers endless wonderful opportunities…

December, 2023 by trishabunnie

One of Greenville’s best points of interest, I ride it often and every time I make new friends. Absolutely beautiful trail and it has so much to offer!! Hopefully the rail bed from Campobello SC through historical Landrum SC and TRYON NC to Saluda NC will come to fruition soon. That would be amazing!! ¿¿

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

excellent greenway

October, 2023 by tinalivingston108

Excellent trail. Best time to ride is during the week.

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Thermal Belt Rail Trail

October, 2023 by hcrawford1037_tl

There are some older reviews on here that are no longer accurate. The trail is paved from end to end. It is also well maintained as witnessed by me following guys pulling a leaf blower behind their parks Dept ATV.

Doodle Rail Trail

great trail

September, 2023 by dvdestefano

Decently maintained. Gorgeous views. There’s a spot with some art work painted on the ground (near the cemetery). Both trailheads have bathrooms and a park. Few bumpy areas where ya definitely want two hands on the “wheel.”

Erwin Linear Trail

needs updated

August, 2023 by eulermath87

This trail has a lot of potential but it needs to be updated. The asphalt has so many buckles and is dangerous because many people have tripped and fallen. The bridge has been closed for over a year with no promise of upgrades. Therefore one begins on the trail then gets on a road for half a mile and back on trail.

Doodle Rail Trail

Well maintained & simple rail trail

August, 2023 by m.p.schneider.lc

A pretty straightforward rail trail that is paved, is kept up so there are no unpleasant bumps, and has parking at either end.

Much of it is well-shaded, and the scenery is nice.

It has more road crossings than some others, but there is likely no way to change that. Also 8 miles is not super long compared to some others.

I drove a little out of my way driving from Charlotte to Atlanta & may make the same stop in the future as I drive that regularly.

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