Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

NC Hiking and Walking Trails

Searching for a rewarding hike or walking trail in the Rutherford county area? We have made it easier than ever for you to discover, plan and map out your trail of fitness and fun! An ever growing collection of trails ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous with 1 being easy and 5 a top strenuous trail.

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition invites you to enjoy the trails available in and around Rutherford County for hiking and walking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

NEW! ROC Walking Club. Meets at 5:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Group walks of 30 minutes led by our Outdoor Programs Director Dana Bradley. There is a Facebook group which you join at this link. Here are the locations for each day:

Tuesday - Summey Park track (near Forest City Dunbar Elementary School)

Thursday - Purple Marin Greenway in Rutherfordton. Park along on Skyline Drive.

Walk or Hike!

You can do it all along our many beautiful trails throughout our mountains. Explore these trails in Rutherford County and many others:


Appropriate Clothing

Weather can change quickly in the mountains. Always tuck rain gear into your backpack and bring along layers of clothes.