Users who create a profile on the website can also track the trails and blueways they complete and earn digital badges when they hit milestones. Badges include designations like the Trail Trekker for completing five or more walks, hikes or runs on the Thread Trail and the River Roamer for completing your first paddle on a blueway.

The redesigned site will further increase access to the region’s natural places and connect Carolinians to nature. All trails and blueways in the Thread Trail network are free and open to the public.

As new trails within the Thread Trail network open, they will be added to the site.

The trail map can be found at carolinathreadtrailmap.org.

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About the Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail is a 15-county, two-state initiative designed to create a regional network of trails, blueways and conservation corridors that will link more than 2.9 million people. With technical resources and catalytic funding from the Thread Trail, local communities plan and implement their portions of this greenway system.

In addition to Iredell County, the Carolina Thread Trail region includes Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties in North Carolina and Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the Thread Trail, which is working to partnership with Foundation for the Carolinas and many local partners. More than 300 miles of Thread Trails are open to the public.