Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Purple Martin Greenway

Purple Martin Greenway


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Length 1.4 miles

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The Purple Martin Greenway is a great new trail in the county. It is currently a 1.4-mile, 10-foot wide paved trail. It also connects to Crestview Park via a half-mile sidewalk. 

The greenway is a very family friendly place with lots of shade and access points to Cleghorn Creek. The southern section of the greenway as a very nice cascade on the creek. There are multiple picnic shelters. The trail gets great use, you will see many families, dogs, runners and walkers. It is open to cyclists as well.

For parking, the best places are at the parking area at the corner of S. Main Street and Industrial Avenue,

Crestview Park, or along Skyline Drive across from Cowan Tire and just east of Main St.


Phase 4 will be constructed in 2020 and will extend the trail north to Kiwanis Park and to downtown Rutherfordton.

Click the printable map above to see the current trail.

WHERE: Rutherfordton, NC


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