2023 is NC Year of the Trail . Year of the Trail will be a year-long campaign to showcase, promote, and celebrate the diversity of trails across our state.

Mission, Purpose, Values for the NC Year of the Trail

Mission: The NC Year of the Trail campaign aims to showcase and celebrate North Carolina’s trails, encouraging ongoing participation, investment, and development among locals and legislators.

Purpose: Year of the Trail celebrates North Carolina’s vast and diverse collection of trails and encourages all of us to recognize our role as champions of these special resources.

Values: Participation, Inclusivity, Stewardship, Connectivity, Collaboration

Year of the Trail Goals

  • Inspire people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to try trails.
  • Demonstrate the importance of trails to elected officials.
  • Boost outdoor recreation tourism across the state through Year of the Trail events in all 100 counties.
  • Promote safe and responsible use of trails, with the Outdoor NC Principles.
  • Advance diversity and inclusion on trails across North Carolina.
  • Acknowledge the role of volunteers in building and maintaining trails.

Discover Your Trail

Discover all of Rockingham County's trails with this Trail Tracker!

Be sure to track all of you Rockingham County adventures and tag us using:

#VisitRoCoNC #GoWithTheRoCoFlow #YearOfTheTrail