The Trail

Connecting Morganton to Asheville in Western North Carolina with 100 planned miles of scenic hiking, biking and greenway trail

Where can you hike and bike on the Fonta Flora State Trail — Right Now?

Fonta Flora State Trail Access Points – Printable Page

Morganton –¬†3.8 Miles of Catawba River Greenway (paved) –
  • Greenlee Ford – Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC – 35.740360, -81.718058
  • River Village – 300 Sanford Drive, Morganton, NC – 35.748787, -81.704790
  • Catawba Meadows Park – Catawba Meadows Drive, Morganton, NC – 35.760748, -81.706278
  • Rocky Ford – 35.771087, -81.691568
Burke County – Nebo – Lake James State Park – 20 Miles around Lake James (natural surface) –
  • Fonta Flora County Park, 126 NC-126, Morganton, NC 28655 35.797328, -81.856423
  • Wolf Pit – Wolf Pit Rd/NC-126, 35.7992761,-81.8749529
  • Linville River Trailhead – 5575 NC 126 Nebo, NC 28761 35.791537, -81.891251
  • Overmountain Victory Trail – LJSP – Paddy’s Creek
  • New Visitor Center and Cove BridgeOpen Summer 2021 – LJSP – Paddy’s Creek
Marion
  • Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway – 1.4 miles paved – 166 US-70, Marion, NC 28752, USA
  • Greenlee Park Greenway – 0.5 mile paved – 1202 Old Greenlee Road
Old Fort
  • Point Lookout Trail – 3.6 miles paved –
    *Old Fort Side РOld US 70/Mill  Creek Rd 35.6622322,-82.2939962
    *Black Mountain Side Ridgecrest Trailhead 35.6285127,-82.2623354
  • Camp Grier to Point Lookout – 3 miles natural surface – Open Summer 2021
Black Mountain
  • Oaks Trail – 0.6 mile paved –
    *Vance Avenue – 35.608301, -82.327403
    *Veteran’s Park Drive – 35.607618, -82.335391

Scott Carpenter, Burke County Deputy Manager, is the man behind the Fonta Flora State Trail. Learn how the trail came to be –

More about what it means to be a State Trail – there are 9.