Did you know that 2023 is the Year of the Trail in North Carolina 2023 NC Year of the Trail celebrates North Carolina’s vast network of trails, greenways, and blueways which showcase our diverse landscapes – grand mountain vistas, quiet rivers, vibrant urban greenways, coastal forests, and the rolling hills of the piedmont. NC Year of the Trail is the largest statewide celebration of trails and outdoor recreation in North Carolina history. Scroll below to join the celebration by taking on our Trail Checklist challenge.

Learn more about Year of the Trail and check out the community tool kit at

What an amazing accomplishment. Trail work is NOT easy. Thank you for taking charge and getting to the finish line! Now lets add that data to the regional system so that we can promote the trail, add it to maps, and make sure that we can advocate for what we have and what we need! 

Trail Insurance

This Trail insurance webinar is part of the ‘Advancing Trails’ webinar series from American Trails. The provider, Conservation United, is a specialty environmental insurance agency that offers trail specific insurance. Check out American Trails for more info on the webinar. Visit Conservation United for affordable and appropriate options for your trails.

Trail Amenities

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Visit the "About" page to learn how it works and how to participate.

ecoEXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) is an incentive-based community science program for children in grades K-8. Developed by The North Carolina Arboretum, this innovative program combines science exploration with kid-friendly technology to foster a fun learning environment for children while encouraging them to explore the outdoors and participate in community science.

Grant Opportunity

Extreme Terrain's Clean Trail Grant Program

$250 Trail Improvement Project Grarnt

This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few. Click the logo to view the grant.

Trail Accelerator Grant

Do you have mountain bike trails? 

Are you ready to accelerate the pace of growth in the mountain bikig community? 

Check out this grant from the International Mountain Bicicling Association.