North Carolina Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

4.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Gravel

Yadkin River Trail

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt
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The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. In 2014, a bridge for the trail over Interstate 40...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is situated in a beautiful natural park setting offering a picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. Much of the park is heavily wooded and the trail is...
NC 4.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The multi-use Yadkin River Trail accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers in the beautiful Happy Valley area of Caldwell County. The 2-mile trail is paved and includes a walking loop near the...
NC 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt

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River to the Sea Bikeway

Yikes!

November, 2022 by sherri.hurn

I rode this trail one time and did not enjoy it and swore I'd never do it again. It was difficult to follow/find, unattractive, and dangerous. I lived in downtown Wilmington at Pier 33 for 2 months and rode to Wrightsville Beach frequently, but only once on this full trail. Instead, I created a more pleasant, safe and enjoyable route from downtown to Empie Park and then hopped on the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, which is MUCH prettier, enjoyable, and safe.

Gary Shell Cross-City Trail

Enjoyed the ride

November, 2022 by sherri.hurn

I stayed downtown on the waterfront for two months, and in that time I rode a combination of the River to Sea and Gary Shell Cross-City Trail to go from downtown to Wrightsville Beach. The River to Sea Trail is pretty tough, with narrow, bumpy streets downtown and only bike lanes which amounted to painted markings only. It goes through some pretty sketch neighborhoods, too. I didn't always feel safe, so I improvised and created my own route from downtown to where I intersected the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail at Empie Park. At that point, I followed the Gary Shell trail and I enjoyed most all of the ride to the beach. Of course, I'd love fewer traffic lights, but honestly for that part of the trail there were long stretches of uninterrupted trail that felt less like city riding with lakes, trees, etc. From my location at Pier 33 apartments, it was almost exactly 15 miles to Wrightsville Beach, making a perfect afternoon ride out and back.

Neuse River Trail

This trail is open!

November, 2022 by luv2biketoo

This trail is beautiful and clearly marked follows The Neuse river¿¿

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Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

great ride 11/7/22

November, 2022 by worldwidewellness

We parked at a park 2 miles from the northern end and went north to the end and then back south to Forest City and back north to the car. About 17 miles and 2 hours. Nice even pavement. Warm fall day. Perfect. Northern end more woodsy but interesting in the more populated areas and towns as well. Would defiantly do it again.

Riverwalk Greenway

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

November, 2022 by dannylong_tl

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

beautiful Fall trail

October, 2022 by sonia.anuth

The trail is wide, paved and well maintained. There are a number of street crossings but most are small country roads. The scenery’s is beautiful. Enjoy!

Fan Branch Trail

Over all, well kept and tidy trail.Only concerns were the wooden incline bridge needs a few planks replaced because of decay. Also no curb along trail at highway underpass. Other than that easy going for power wheelchairs.

October, 2022 by dannylong_tl

Over all, well kept and tidy trail.Only concerns were the wooden incline bridge needs a few planks replaced because of decay. Also no curb along trail at highway underpass. Other than that easy going for power wheelchairs.

Princeville Heritage Trail

I should have paid attention to the word “grassy.” My bad.

October, 2022 by hswalker39

The trail is entirely grass, and I found it rough even with my fat tires. I definitely don’t have the soul of a mountain biker, so someone more adventurous (and younger) might be fine. The area itself has a lot of history, unfortunately, the Museum/Visitor Center was closed and appeared to be undergoing renovations. Not sorry we went. Just would have wished for a better trail. The trail signs were so faded as to be unreadable, which gives a feeling of neglect. ¿

Catawba River Greenway

The Perfect I-40 Hour Break!

October, 2022 by malarkeycontainer

Not a "destination" trail, but the perfect stop along the way. Take an hour or 2 only 1 mile off of I-40. Peaceful 4 mile ride (8 mi RT) alongside the River. Take a break, walk down to the river, and enjoy your lunch. Stop at Ingles at the Trailhead entrance either coming in or heading out and fill up your gas tank. Your other tanks will be filled as well...

Salem Lake Trail

awesome 7 mile trail

October, 2022 by bigsexyy27615

Salem lake will always be my go too!!

Walnut Creek Trail

Closures on this trail

October, 2022 by rkbizzell

One part of the trail is closed until April 2023 another part is closed until November 2022.

Walnut Creek Trail

lots of closures on this trail

October, 2022 by rkbizzell

Several parts of this trail are closed.

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