Rutherford Outdoor Coalition


If you enjoy a healthy lifestyle and getting outdoors with other active people, the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition offers you plenty of choices.

What Do We Do?

  • Work with many partners to improve access to the county's recreational sites.
  • Promote trails through the Rutherford Trails Initiative.
  • Organize the Rutherford Race Series.
  • Arrange hikes on a variety of public and private lands, including Game lands and conservation properties.
  • Partner with NC State Parks and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission planners on the future developments.
  • The annual River Sweep clean up of the Broad River corridor in the county.
  • The annual Tour de Pumpkin in October. Scenic 100K and 50K bicycle routes provide a roller coaster challenge.
  • Bicycle route maps with easy-to challenging rides.
  • AND Much More!

Explore the Great Outdoors of Rutherford! The gently rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provide endless outdoor recreational opportunities for all ages. Rutherford County's idyllic location allows for a variety of outdoor activities including: hiking easy to strenuous trails, cycling that's off the charts, paddling whether canoe, kayak or SUP and there's even trails for the equestrian lover and disc golf if you're interested in something a bit new. Get Outdoors! All are welcome!

  • July 15 Broad River Fun Float
  • July 29-- Meet Me at the Fountain 5K
  • Little Bradley Falls Group Hike

Become a Member

  • Discount to Ride the Tour de Pumpkin
  • Access to Private Recreation Areas
  • Discounts to Multiple Area Businesses
  • Great Outings and Events

Sign Up Today!

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ROC offers multiple sponsorship opportunities for businesses to help expand and enhance recreational opportunities in the county of Rutherford. 


We are building more recreational opportunities in Rutherford County. Your donation will make a difference for the great outdoors.


Volunteering with ROC is a great way to contribute positively to your community and help make a difference in the great outdoors.