Trails stay closed after rain much longer here than other trails in the area. For trail status check: usnwc.org
Needle is the new Carolina Thread Loop
inbound return trail. This trail is singletrack and begins at the end of Carolina Thread trail near Belmeade. It runs parallel to Carolina Thread and sometimes within a few feet at certain spots along the way. This trail has some fun ups and downs and some mountain bike features with a different feel than its outbound counterpart. Overall, it is a nice addition to the trail system.