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A Trail for Everyone in Elkin, N.C.

A trail that includes wine, ice cream and a waterfall? Sign us up! Elkin, North Carolina is a mecca for unique trails that everyone can enjoy.

Hike the numerous trails linked to NC’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail that passes through Elkinon its way to the coast. At the Grassy Creek to Byrd’s Branch section, you can adventure through enchanted forests for ice cream at Byrd’s Campground, listen to the tumbling water at Carter Falls, and sip wine in Grassy Creek Vineyard‘s tasting room. Soak it all in and experience what Japanese call “shinrin yoku”, or therapy in nature, at a Forest Bathing Trail located within the vineyard’s estate. 

Interested in sport activities? Paddle, fish, or kayak on the Yadkin River Paddle Trail, with easy access from Crater Park, or check out the variety of mountain bike trails alongside Elkin Creek, launching from the Elkin Municipal Park. Follow the footsteps of Revolutionary War militia by bike or foot on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, and learn about the pivotal Battle of King’s Mountain. All trailheads are located within the Elkin town area! Stop at the Yadkin Valley Heritage and Trail Visitors Center to pick up maps and get information. 

Celebrate all of Elkin’s trails NC Trail Days Festival, hosted in Elkin the first weekend of June!

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