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Trails in NWNC

Overview

We are very fortunate to have more public lands and trails in Northwest North Carolina than most places in the Southeast!

Our Chapter was founded to provide support to these places. When we aren’t riding, we are building relationships with land managers, local clubs and political leaders, cultivating gifts and grants, and organizing work parties. Below is a list of the trail systems we are involved with, as well as an interactive map of trails in our region. Click around on both to find out more about the great riding we have around here. And please consider helping our efforts by becoming a member or by supporting our trail fund!

Where We Dig

Click on the panels below to learn more about the amazing trail systems The Alliance supports. If you’d like to get involved with a specific trail system listed below please send us a DM on Facebook, or email info@rideNWNCtrails.com.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
Most of our trail systems have closure policies for wet weather or sometimes during winter freeze/thaw. Please see the individual pages below for information on how to find the most up-to-date information on whether trails may be closed.

RIDE DIRT TRAILS—NOT MUD TRAILS!
HELP KEEP THESE TRAILS GREAT FOR YOU AND OTHERS BY NOT RIDING WHEN THEY’RE MUDDY.

Riding on a mud trail wrecks the trail. It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion, and creates an unrideable, hard to fix trail surface. If you are leaving a visible rut, the trail is too muddy to ride.

Check out IMBA’s “Rules of the Trail”

Grandfather District
Kerr Scott Trails
Lake Hickory Trail System
Lake James State Park
Riverbend Park
Rocky Knob MTB Park
Zacks Fork MTB Trail

Support our Trails!

Interactive map of mountain bike trails in our region:


Trailforks Region Map: 

Northwest NC on Trailforks.com