Yadkin Rail Trail

North Carolina

1 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Yadkin Rail Trail Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Stanly
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail end points: Rock Creek Park at south end of Rock Creek Dr. and west of US 52
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7978085

Yadkin Rail Trail Description

The Yadkin Rail Trail, also known as the Rock Creek Park Greenway, is a short hiking trail south of Albemarle, North Carolina. The trail follows the same former Norfolk Southern Railway corridor as the Roger F. Snyder Greenway farther north, although that trail is paved and more urban.

The gravel trail, which is best suited for joggers and walkers, extends south from Rock Creek Park's main drive, coursing through thick stands of trees to a dead end not far from an active rail line. The park is Yadkin's oldest, established in the late 1930s upon completion of the city's public swimming pool. The original feature is still there, but the park has grown to encompass the surrounding woodlands. A picnic area, rappelling tower, obstacle course, baseball diamond and tennis courts round out the park's substantial list of amenities.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Yadkin Rail Trail is available in Rock Creek Park. From downtown Albemarle, take US 52 Business south, passing under State Route 27/73. The park entrance is on the right, immediately after the highway overpass.

Yadkin Rail Trail Reviews

Nice Walking Trail in Albemarle, NC

Nice, easy walk through the woods on a fairly level (slight uphill grade) old rail bed with a fine gravel surface. Trail leaves out of Rock Springs Park where there is plenty of parking with street lights (in case it gets late). Trail is not well marked, but just push on ahead through the maintenance area and past the 2 closed vehicle gates. Trail has some benches and distance markers. Trail length is approximately
a mile one way.

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.