Polk County Trails

Trails in Polk County have something to offer anyone who is interested in leisurely walks, strenuous hikes, mountain biking, birdwatching, trail running, exercising the dog, or simply enjoying nature.  


Polk County is located in Southwest North Carolina in a transition zone between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Piedmont.  Despite being one of the smallest counties in North Carolina, Polk is home to a wide variety of publicly accessible land and waterways. There is a strong rural character to this area and opportunities for outdoor recreation abound.  


The trails program is constantly expanding and several new trails are under construction or in the planning and design phase.  For the most up to date information and opportunities, please contact trails@polknc.org to join our email list and receive the monthly newsletter.

The Americorps Trails Coordinator works for Polk County Parks & Recreation through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. The Trails Coordinator manages trail work days, various partnerships and other trail related initiatives in the county. Contact our current coordinator at trails@polknc.org or call at (828) 894-8199 to get involved or for more information.