Overmountain Victory Trail

  • Author: Piedmont Legacy Trails
  • Created: March 8, 2019 9:40 pm
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County: Surry
Length: Medium (2-5 miles)

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  • Distance 1.42 miles
  • Time 34 min
  • Speed 2 mph
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The Surry County Muster Field Trail is an official segment of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. It begins at the Surry County Muster Field located on NC-268 just east of where it intersects with Memorial Park Drive and Pleasant Hill Road. Use 399 North Carolina 268 W, Elkin, North Carolina, for the address, which is the Surry County Parks and Recreation Department building next to the field (the park is Elkin Park). The trailhead is behind the building and to the right.

The trail starts as a wide, gravel path as it passes through the park, turns into a narrow path once it leaves the park, becomes a sidewalk, and then eventually becomes an earthen trail as it leads down to the Yadkin River one mile away. Once you get to the river you can follow the trail for a few more miles before it ends at private property. I walked as far as the river, then turned around because I did not have a ride at the end, and I didn’t want to hike six miles round trip just to see a three mile trail.

As mentioned, the first section of the trail runs though Elkin Park. You will actually see two trails running parallel to each other. These form a one-mile oval track, but the trail closet to the river is actually the Overmountain Victory Trail segment. You start at one end of the oval, and at the other end the Muster Field Trail branches off and continues out of the park as it follows alongside North Front Street.

You will eventually come to an intersection with West Market Street and there will be no indication as to which way to go. Take a right and cross the bridge, then cross the street. You will see a small parking area and an Overmountain Victory Trail marker at the start of a sidewalk-like trail.

Address:

Overmountain Victory Trail
Elkin, NC 28621

The Surry County Muster Field Trail is an official segment of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. It begins at the Surry County Muster Field located on NC-268 just east of where it intersects with Memorial Park Drive and Pleasant Hill Road. Use 399 North Carolina 268 W, Elkin, North Carolina, for the address, which is the Surry County Parks and Recreation Department building next to the field (the park is Elkin Park). The trailhead is behind the building and to the right.

The trail starts as a wide, gravel path as it passes through the park, turns into a narrow path once it leaves the park, becomes a sidewalk, and then eventually becomes an earthen trail as it leads down to the Yadkin River one mile away. Once you get to the river you can follow the trail for a few more miles before it ends at private property. I walked as far as the river, then turned around because I did not have a ride at the end, and I didn’t want to hike six miles round trip just to see a three mile trail.

As mentioned, the first section of the trail runs though Elkin Park. You will actually see two trails running parallel to each other. These form a one-mile oval track, but the trail closet to the river is actually the Overmountain Victory Trail segment. You start at one end of the oval, and at the other end the Muster Field Trail branches off and continues out of the park as it follows alongside North Front Street.

You will eventually come to an intersection with West Market Street and there will be no indication as to which way to go. Take a right and cross the bridge, then cross the street. You will see a small parking area and an Overmountain Victory Trail marker at the start of a sidewalk-like trail.

Address:

Overmountain Victory Trail
Elkin, NC 28621

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