2023 RTP Grant Recipients

In 2023, the North Carolina Trails Committee selected 17 recipients for the Recreational Trails Program grant totaling over $1.5 million.

Map of 2023 RTP Grant Recipients

The grant recipients are mapped per county below. Hover over the county to see the recipient, project description, trail use, and amount received for each recipient. The colors represent the trail use: canoeing/paddling (blue), hiking (green), mountain biking (orange), multiuse (olive), OHV (deep purple), and multiple grant recipients with varying trail type (red).


Table of 2023 RTP Grant Recipients

Toggle the headers to arrange the table in alphabetical or numerical order. 

Description Trail User Type Grantee Name Recommended Funding ($)
Wayehutta Trail Project OHV U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 96,249.94
Oak Hill Community Park and Forest Trails Mountain Biking Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina 99,999.96
Table Rock Base Trail Hiking Carolina Climbers Coalition 75,000
Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area Hiking Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department 100,000
Heartbreak Ridge Extension Project Mountain Biking Camp Grier 99,640
Green's Lick Trail Rehabilitation Mountain Biking Pisgah Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association 27,720
Abbotts Creek Blueway – Yadkin River State Trail Canoeing/Paddling The Tourism Recreation Investment Partnership for Davidson County Foundation 100,000
Paddy Mountain Park Trails Hiking Blue Ridge Conservancy 100,000
North Carolina Coastal Federation Hiking North Carolina Coastal Federation 62,283.30
Neusiok Trail Surfacing Enhancement Hiking U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 99,967.50
Broad River Greenway Trail Improvement Multiuse Cleveland County 100,000
Roaring River Park and River Access Canoeing/Paddling Wilkes County 100,000
Old Fort Fonta Flora State Trail Extension Multiuse Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail 100,000
Haywood County Bike Park Mountain Biking Haywood County 100,000
River Landing Boardwalk Extension Multiuse Town of Williamston 100,000
Cape Carteret Multiuse Trail Multiuse Town of Cape Carteret 100,000
Middle Fork Greenway – Boone Gorge Park Multiuse Watauga County 100,000