home-page Welcome From Manteo to Murphy, North Carolina has so many beautiful trails for everyone to enjoy. The North Carolina Trails Program oversees the creation and maintenance of this wide system of trails that we have in our state. Learn more about the Trails Program Trail Funding The North Carolina Trails Program administers the Recreational Trails Program, which provides federal grants for trail creation and maintenance. Regional Trail Planning Regional trail systems are planned and developed in partnership with councils of government, agencies, counties, municipalities, nonprofit organizations and trail users. Technical Assistance Trails Program staff members offer expertise on developing sustainable trails, efficient trail maintenance and providing accessibility. Find a Trail Find A Park Trail Forty-one state parks offer 581 miles of trails that take hikers, runners, bikers and horseback riders through mountain vistas, dense swamplands and sandy beaches. Explore trails that range from easy to strenuous in difficulty for a few hundred yards to over 10 miles. Find A State Trail In addition to trails within state parks, the Trails Program plans and coordinates the management of state trails. Currently, there are nine state trails showcasing the natural, cultural and historic resources of North Carolina. About the Trails Program The North Carolina Trails Program originated in 1973 with the North Carolina Trails System Act and is dedicated to helping citizens, organizations and agencies plan, develop and manage all types of trails ranging from greenways and trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding to paddle trails and off-road vehicle trails. The staff of the Trails Program, along with the North Carolina Trails Committee, work together to enable volunteers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to develop trail plans, preserve land and manage trails for all trail users. Staff provides technical assistance, offers grant opportunities and develops successful partnerships with local conservation and recreation advocates.