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

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Yadkin River Trail

2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. This well-maintained route runs 8 miles from Spindale north to Gilkey, passing through the...
NC 8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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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Recent Trail Reviews

Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

Warning: Off Leash Dogs Rampant

August, 2017 by whitneybtutor

I have lived in Erwin for 11 years and have used this trail many times. It is a shame, because it is a nice trail, but in the last couple of years I have had more and more problems with off leash dogs. Earlier this year I was chased by a pack of 3 aggressive dogs on the Dunn side of the rail trail, and there is another off leash aggressive dog that will charge and bark at the intersection of the trail and Suggs Rd on the Erwin side. We have tried, unsuccessfully, to alert Harnett Co Animal Control about these dogs. My husband left them messages which they never returned. So we have had to stop walking our dogs on this trail. It was not just the fact that the off leash dogs were taking an interest in our dogs, I also spoke to a couple of people who use the trail for jogging without dogs, and they are also being bothered by the aggressive dogs. So use with caution, and if you can, call the Harnett Co Animal Control if you have the same problem. Perhaps if enough people complain they will do something to make this trail safer.

Rocky Branch Trail (NC)

Fun

August, 2017 by markvankerckhove

Wy family and I did trail for first time yesterday and enjoyed it. It was easy enough for my 6 yo to do and he had a blAst going through the tunnel. We hooked up with Walnut Creek Trail and enjoyed that too.

Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

Lovely trail

August, 2017 by jaybird

Lovely trail with some interesting points of interest along the way.

Accordion

Nantahala Bikeway

Nantahala Greenway

August, 2017 by brennan.smith.5623

I really like Greenways.

Emerald Path

Emerald Isle Trail.

July, 2017 by mmccar5938

All paved, gets a little busy with cross car traffic around downtown Emerald Isle on the path. Nice path for the most part. I would suggest early morning or later afternoon to heat. Has water stop, rest rooms at the beach access and tourist center. We like to ride along Ocean Drive along the ocean and end at the beach (end of Coast Guard Road). You can park at Boat Ramp or several beach access locations.

Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

Great trail!

July, 2017 by wallyj333

Great trail! Lots of shade. 8 miles round trip is perfect to start your day. Does get crowded so go early!

Speight Branch Greenway

First Bike ride

July, 2017 by kishagreene

This is a great location for your first bike ride. We had a great time.

Forest Creek Access

Good walk

July, 2017 by registerjm65

People complaining about sand, that gives you more exercise. I did not think the sand was bad at all. I did the walk from Reservoir park to NIcks creek. Nice little hike

Gold Hill Rail-Trail

Carol&Jack Eicher

July, 2017 by caroljeicher

We rode this trail and had a fun experience. It is not the typical rail trail. It is really 2 miles not 1 as stated in the info. I would highly recommend buying the book for $4.00 at the General Store. It has great info. We ran into the author of the book and had her autograph it for us. Gold Hill is a fascinating very old small town with captivating small shops. It is a great place to visit even if not riding/hiking the trail. I would ditto the review above that warns about the trail ending abruptly as it drops off into a ravine. That part of the trail has logs in front of the entrance as it really is not opened yet. However the explorers in us just went around them. Fortunately we were riding slowly and could stop. I assume there was a bridge there. Would be great if they could rebuild one as the trail continues on the other side.

Nantahala Bikeway

Loved it!

July, 2017 by ani.blair

This quaint ride through the forest is feet away from the Nantaha- yes the same one with rafters screaming down the rapids. Two bridges on one side where the kayaks and rafts pass under starts the trail from the Winding Stair side. I had only two complaints: there was no signage letting you know which place was correct, and if you have a road bike, beware of about 8- places where the roots have grown up into the pavement. Other than that, it was terrific- worth the drive over.

Muddy Creek Greenway

good place to ride..

June, 2017 by jtboles1

good flat trail..paved..u can add to ride at one end of trail..( dont get caught)..

Pinehurst Greenway

course markings mia

June, 2017 by eversch

The course for the parts I could find. Unfortunately after the first half mile there weren't markers so difficult to follow

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