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A trail that features great views and a great running experience.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

100%

Runnable

707' 215 m

High

695' 212 m

Low

10' 3 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The access for this trail is on an unnamed road off of W Grover Street, just north of where it crosses the First Broad River. Follow signs for Twin Trestle Trailhead (940 W. Grover St., Shelby, NC 28150).

This trail features wonderful views of the train trestle and tracks which presents a great opportunity to stop and watch the trains go by. There is also an amazing 120 foot-long suspension bridge over the First Broad River. There are many other bridges along this trail as well. The trail is a level gravel path with little elevation gain and is an easy trail for everyone, so bring the kids and family along! Some spots south of Highway 74 are slightly rougher and needing gravel.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Norton with improvements by Carolina Thread Trail

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#1

in Shelby

#10257

Overall
  4.3 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Shelby

#378

in North Carolina

#10,257

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1,095 Since Jan 9, 2018
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New rampway at the entrance of the First Broad River Trail, Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC
First Broad River Trail Suspension Bridge, Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC
First Broad River Trail Suspension Bridge, Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC
First Broad River Trail Suspension Bridge, Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC
View of the First Broad River from the First Broad River Trail in Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC
First Broad River Trail Suspension Bridge, Shelby, NC
May 20, 2022 near Shelby, NC

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