Gold Hill Rail Trail History Hike Hiking the great outdoorsEach Spring and Fall we offer a hike on the Gold Hill Rail Trail giving visitors and opportunity to hear history of the historic sites and landmarks as the trail passes through Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. We meet at E.H. Montgomery General Store at 9:30 a.m. for Check-in and Registration. The Hikes begin at 10:00a.m. Check back here often to watch for the next scheduled hike.Historic Gold Hill North Carolina is a destination on the North Carolina Gold Trail. The Gold Hill Rail Trail is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail and North Carolina Rail Trails. The old railroad trestle is long gone. Today the Gold Hill Rail Trail winds down into the ravine, crossingLeonard’s Spring Creek and up the hillside to connect with the trail on the other side. The moss covered trail lies undisturbed under a canopy of trees as if awaiting the return of thenarrow gauge train laden with coal to fire the furnaces that aided in the gold refinery process.