Users who create a profile on the website can also track the trails and blue lanes they complete and earn digital badges when they reach milestones. Badges include designations such as Trail Trekker to complete five or more walks, hikes or runs on the Thread Trail and the River Roamer to complete your first paddle on a blue lane.
The redesigned site will further increase access to natural places in the region and connect Carolinians to nature. All the trails and blue routes of the Thread Trail network are free and open to the public.
As new trails are opened within the Thread Trail network, they will be added to the site.
The trail map is available at carolinathreadtrailmap.org.
About the Caroline Sons TrailThe Carolina Thread Trail is a 15-county, two-state initiative designed to create a regional network of trails, blue paths and conservation corridors that will connect more than 2.9 million people. With technical resources and catalytic funding from the Thread Trail, local communities are planning and implementing their portions of this greenway system.
In addition to Iredell County, the Carolina Thread Trail region includes the counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union in North Carolina and the counties of Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster and York in South Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the Thread Trail, which works in partnership with the Foundation for the Carolinas and many local partners. Over 300 miles of Thread Trails are open to the public.