First Day Outdoors

Join our First Day Outdoors on the Gold Hill Rail Trail in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

2023 is Year of the Trail in the Great Trails State. January 1st is the start of a new year and Year of the Trail here in North Carolina. Come join us for a hike on the Gold Hill Rail Trail here at Historic Gold Hill, NC. This is an on your own hike. The trail is clearly marked. Invite friends or family to join you! The trail and Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is open daily year-round during daylight hours. Trail maps are available at Montgomery General Store in the village of Gold Hill or download it from the link below.

YEAR of the TRAIL 2023

On August 18th, the NC Legislature declared 2023 North Carolina Year of the Trail, highlighting an opportunity to showcase, promote, and celebrate our state’s extensive trail systems. We envision a future where each of our 100 counties enjoys the proven benefits of trails, including the health and safety of our citizens, tourism and economic development, transportation, and the environment.

To that end, the Great Trails State Coalition is highly invested in making Year of the Trail big news for North Carolina! This statewide campaign will reach all communities and potential visitors with the message of how and where to experience the trails that crisscross our beautiful state.

Gold Hill Rail Trail. Watch for signs along the trail to ensure that you’re on the trail as it passes through private properties in some areas. Please stay on the trail and respect our trail neighbors.
The Powder House is one of the most interesting sites along the trail.

Gold Hill Brochure and Trail Map

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