Why are trails so important?

Having trails in the area benefits health, improves mental and physical well-being, has positive environmental and economic impacts, and creates an overall improvement of the area in which the trails are located. Trails can instantly turn a town into a travel destination by attracting those who love the outdoors. They also provide a great opportunity for environmental education, which can benefit not only those who are learning, but can also provide crucial benefits for the environment in the future.

Big Elkin Creek viewed from the Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Trail in Surry County