The Coalition

Great Trails State Coalition

Who We Are

A broad-based group of diverse organizations, agencies and supporters advocating for increased state investment in all types of trails statewide – hiking, paddle, mountain bike, equestrian, paved.

The Vision

North Carolina is the Great Trails State, where each of our 100 counties enjoys the proven benefits of trails, including health, safety, economic development, tourism, transportation, and environment.

The Next Steps for North Carolina

The Great Trails State Coalition recommends building upon NC’s trail legacy by investing in and expanding our current trail systems:

Build Nature Trails


Trail construction and land purchase dollars for all natural surface trails


Capacity Building Grants for State Trails

Build Greenways


$45M to leverage federal dollars for paved greenways

Launch a Trail Caucus in 2023

North Carolina has big plans for trails. See the growing list of investment ready projects across the State.

Bicentennial Greenway
Greensboro, NC

Image by Tiffany Stodart