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NC Trail Days in Elkin

May 30 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm

North Carolina Trail Days in Elkin celebrates the many outdoor recreation opportunities found in small towns throughout the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills.

At the junction of three state trails, Elkin is a true trails town. NC Trail Days has grown to a four-day event, aligning with National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June and including neighboring Jonesville, just across the Yadkin River.

Much of Elkin’s resurgence as an eclectic town has to do with its trails and the healthy outlets they provide.

Organized and self-guided hikes take place throughout the weekend on area trails with attention to local features and themes, such as waterfalls and birdwatching, moonshine still discoveries and plein air painting.

New this year is a through-hike and paddle along segment six of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Other activities include rock climbing at Pilot Mountain State Park, exploring stretches of the Yadkin River while cleaning it up, and trout fishing and cycling specifically for kids. Community leaders give educational talks, and a host of regional gear and arts vendors showcase their wares. Live music, as well as local wine, beer and food, round out the festivities.

Accommodation options include hotels, vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfasts, as well as a variety of camping opportunities.


May 30 @ 9:00 am
June 2 @ 4:00 pm