STATE: Carolina Thread Trail leads free guided hikes, bike rides

The Carolina Thread Trail invites the community to hit the trails by joining a free guided hike or bike ride on June 3 – National Trails Day. Recognized annually on the first Saturday of June, National Trails Day is celebrated across the country with outdoor events and trail service projects.

Multiple Carolina Thread Trail locations throughout the Greater Charlotte region will participate, including:

9 am

McAdenville, NC
Guided Hike on Pharr Yarns Family Trail

Denver, NC
Guided Hike on Forney Creek Trail

Gaffney, SC
Guided Mountain Bike Ride on Lake Whelchel Trail
Bring your own mountain bike and helmet

10 am

Great Falls, SC
Guided Hike on Rocky Creek Trail

Mt. Pleasant, NC
Guided Hike on Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail

Carolina Thread Trail staff members will lead four guided hikes and one guided mountain bike ride on signature segments of the Thread Trail throughout the region. The events are free, but space is limited and advance registration is requested online at Hikes are family friendly. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

For those looking to adventure outside on their own on National Trails Day, the Thread Trail produced a guide with six self-guided trail itineraries available online at

To search for trails any day of the year, visit the Thread Trail’s online map featuring more than 400 miles of trails, greenways and river trails to explore: